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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

A deep dive into macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and the 2019 iPad

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller go deep on Apple's updated operating systems: macOS Catalina and iPadOS.Also, Sony confirms their next console will be the PS5 in 2020.Stories this week:Apple’s macOS Catalina update is coming todayCatalina ReviewPhotoshop and Lightroom users should wait before updating to macOS CatalinaNetflix confirms it won’t port its iPad app to macOSYou need a MacBook with a butterfly keyboard or a modern Mac desktop to use macOS Catalina’s SidecarWhy I’m turning off auto-updatesApple starts selling Microsoft’s Xbox controller after adding support in iOS, macOS, and tvOSiPadOS review: it’s complicated, finallyLinksys' mesh routers can now detect motion using Wi-FiApple’s Siri can now play music through SpotifyiOS 13 has gotten better, but there’s still a long way to goApple iPad (2019) review: no competitionSony confirms next console is called PlayStation 5 and coming holiday 2020The next console war is going to be wa...

80 MIN3 days ago
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A deep dive into macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and the 2019 iPad

Logitech's CEO Bracken Darrell on going beyond hardware

This week on The Vergecast interview series, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel speaks to current CEO of Logitech Bracken Darrell.Logitech has acquired a couple of companies over the past few years, notably Blue Microphones and Ultimate Ears. Recently, Logitech acquired their first software company Streamlabs, a streaming software company used by almost half of all streamers on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.Nilay and Bracken talk about how acquiring this software company makes sense for Logitech, its own hardware that works with Streamlabs, and what it’s like making hardware for big companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

73 MIN6 days ago
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Logitech's CEO Bracken Darrell on going beyond hardware

Facebook's leaked audio, Microsoft's Surface event, and net neutrality's battle this week

Stories this week:Mark Zuckerberg leaked audioRead the full transcript of Mark Zuckerberg's leaked internal Facebook meetingsElizabeth Warren: companies like Facebook ‘repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy’Microsoft is building a phone again, it’s called the Surface DuoWindows 10X is Microsoft’s latest stab at a ‘Lite’ operating system, exclusively for dual-screensMicrosoft announces dual-screen Surface Neo, coming next holidayMicrosoft’s future is built on Google’s codeMicrosoft doesn’t think Windows is important anymoreA first look at Surface Duo, Microsoft’s foldable Android phoneMicrosoft Surface Neo first look: the future of Windows 10X is dual-screenInside Microsoft’s new custom Surface processors with AMD and QualcommMicrosoft announces Surface Pro 7 with long-awaited USB-C portThe Surface Pro X and Surface Laptop 3 are upgradable, but only a littleMicrosoft’s Surface Laptop 3 comes in two sizes and with two different processorsMicrosoft ...

85 MIN1 weeks ago
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Facebook's leaked audio, Microsoft's Surface event, and net neutrality's battle this week

Microsoft’s Panos Panay unfolds the Surface Duo

Chief Product Officer of Microsoft Panos Panay joins editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel and senior editor Tom Warren hours after Microsoft’s Surface hardware event to talk about the new Surface lineup — including the debut of their foldable devices.Mr. Panay also talks about why Microsoft is using Android for their Duo device, their relationship with Google, and the future of dual-screen form factors. Below is a lightly edited transcript of the conversation.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 MIN1 weeks ago
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Microsoft’s Panos Panay unfolds the Surface Duo

Inside Bill Gates' brain with Davis Guggenheim

This week on our Vergecast interview series, editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel chats with filmmaker Davis Guggenheim on his new documentary “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates” on Netflix. Davis talks about how he got Bill Gates to participate in the film, the structure for the documentary, the most surprising thing he’s learned about Bill, and more.We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: theverge.com/surveyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 MIN1 weeks ago
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Inside Bill Gates' brain with Davis Guggenheim

Amazon's 80 new products, Oculus Connect, and Xiaomi’s Mi Mix Alpha

Stories this week:Amazon pushes Alexa privacy with new delete optionsAmazon’s new Echo Studio sounds like the future of smart speakersThe top 8 Echo products Amazon announced todayHere are all of the other new Echo and Ring products announced todayAmazon announces third-generation Echo smart speakerAmazon’s new $59 Echo Dot with Clock includes an LED displayAmazon’s Echo Buds sound good and are great at noise reductionUsing Amazon’s Echo Loop ring is like whispering a secret to AlexaAmazon Echo Frames preview: trying on the Alexa smart glassesAmazon’s new Echo Loop puts Alexa in a discreet smart ringAmazon follows up its Alexa microwave with a new Alexa Smart OvenAmazon is simplifying device setup with ‘Certified for Humans’ programAmazon announces Fetch pet tracker that uses new Sidewalk networkingAmazon’s new Echo Flex lets you put Alexa everywhere in your homeAmazon’s Echo Glow is a $29 lamp for Alexa dance parties and bedtime storiesAll the new features coming to Alexa,...

96 MIN2 weeks ago
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Amazon's 80 new products, Oculus Connect, and Xiaomi’s Mi Mix Alpha

John Gruber and Nilay Patel compare their iPhone 11 reviews

EJohn Gruber of Daring Fireball joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel for the annual iPhone review week to compare notes on Apple's new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. John and Nilay also get into their approach for reviewing tech products in 2019. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: www.voxmedia.com/podsurvey.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

119 MIN2 weeks ago
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John Gruber and Nilay Patel compare their iPhone 11 reviews

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 MIN3 weeks 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 MIN3 weeks 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 MINSEP 13
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Apple announces the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Watch Series 5, and more

Latest Episodes

A deep dive into macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and the 2019 iPad

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller go deep on Apple's updated operating systems: macOS Catalina and iPadOS.Also, Sony confirms their next console will be the PS5 in 2020.Stories this week:Apple’s macOS Catalina update is coming todayCatalina ReviewPhotoshop and Lightroom users should wait before updating to macOS CatalinaNetflix confirms it won’t port its iPad app to macOSYou need a MacBook with a butterfly keyboard or a modern Mac desktop to use macOS Catalina’s SidecarWhy I’m turning off auto-updatesApple starts selling Microsoft’s Xbox controller after adding support in iOS, macOS, and tvOSiPadOS review: it’s complicated, finallyLinksys' mesh routers can now detect motion using Wi-FiApple’s Siri can now play music through SpotifyiOS 13 has gotten better, but there’s still a long way to goApple iPad (2019) review: no competitionSony confirms next console is called PlayStation 5 and coming holiday 2020The next console war is going to be wa...

80 MIN3 days ago
Comments
A deep dive into macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and the 2019 iPad

Logitech's CEO Bracken Darrell on going beyond hardware

This week on The Vergecast interview series, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel speaks to current CEO of Logitech Bracken Darrell.Logitech has acquired a couple of companies over the past few years, notably Blue Microphones and Ultimate Ears. Recently, Logitech acquired their first software company Streamlabs, a streaming software company used by almost half of all streamers on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.Nilay and Bracken talk about how acquiring this software company makes sense for Logitech, its own hardware that works with Streamlabs, and what it’s like making hardware for big companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

73 MIN6 days ago
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Logitech's CEO Bracken Darrell on going beyond hardware

Facebook's leaked audio, Microsoft's Surface event, and net neutrality's battle this week

Stories this week:Mark Zuckerberg leaked audioRead the full transcript of Mark Zuckerberg's leaked internal Facebook meetingsElizabeth Warren: companies like Facebook ‘repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy’Microsoft is building a phone again, it’s called the Surface DuoWindows 10X is Microsoft’s latest stab at a ‘Lite’ operating system, exclusively for dual-screensMicrosoft announces dual-screen Surface Neo, coming next holidayMicrosoft’s future is built on Google’s codeMicrosoft doesn’t think Windows is important anymoreA first look at Surface Duo, Microsoft’s foldable Android phoneMicrosoft Surface Neo first look: the future of Windows 10X is dual-screenInside Microsoft’s new custom Surface processors with AMD and QualcommMicrosoft announces Surface Pro 7 with long-awaited USB-C portThe Surface Pro X and Surface Laptop 3 are upgradable, but only a littleMicrosoft’s Surface Laptop 3 comes in two sizes and with two different processorsMicrosoft ...

85 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Facebook's leaked audio, Microsoft's Surface event, and net neutrality's battle this week

Microsoft’s Panos Panay unfolds the Surface Duo

Chief Product Officer of Microsoft Panos Panay joins editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel and senior editor Tom Warren hours after Microsoft’s Surface hardware event to talk about the new Surface lineup — including the debut of their foldable devices.Mr. Panay also talks about why Microsoft is using Android for their Duo device, their relationship with Google, and the future of dual-screen form factors. Below is a lightly edited transcript of the conversation.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Microsoft’s Panos Panay unfolds the Surface Duo

Inside Bill Gates' brain with Davis Guggenheim

This week on our Vergecast interview series, editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel chats with filmmaker Davis Guggenheim on his new documentary “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates” on Netflix. Davis talks about how he got Bill Gates to participate in the film, the structure for the documentary, the most surprising thing he’s learned about Bill, and more.We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: theverge.com/surveyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Inside Bill Gates' brain with Davis Guggenheim

Amazon's 80 new products, Oculus Connect, and Xiaomi’s Mi Mix Alpha

Stories this week:Amazon pushes Alexa privacy with new delete optionsAmazon’s new Echo Studio sounds like the future of smart speakersThe top 8 Echo products Amazon announced todayHere are all of the other new Echo and Ring products announced todayAmazon announces third-generation Echo smart speakerAmazon’s new $59 Echo Dot with Clock includes an LED displayAmazon’s Echo Buds sound good and are great at noise reductionUsing Amazon’s Echo Loop ring is like whispering a secret to AlexaAmazon Echo Frames preview: trying on the Alexa smart glassesAmazon’s new Echo Loop puts Alexa in a discreet smart ringAmazon follows up its Alexa microwave with a new Alexa Smart OvenAmazon is simplifying device setup with ‘Certified for Humans’ programAmazon announces Fetch pet tracker that uses new Sidewalk networkingAmazon’s new Echo Flex lets you put Alexa everywhere in your homeAmazon’s Echo Glow is a $29 lamp for Alexa dance parties and bedtime storiesAll the new features coming to Alexa,...

96 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Amazon's 80 new products, Oculus Connect, and Xiaomi’s Mi Mix Alpha

John Gruber and Nilay Patel compare their iPhone 11 reviews

EJohn Gruber of Daring Fireball joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel for the annual iPhone review week to compare notes on Apple's new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. John and Nilay also get into their approach for reviewing tech products in 2019. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: www.voxmedia.com/podsurvey.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

119 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
John Gruber and Nilay Patel compare their iPhone 11 reviews

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 MIN3 weeks 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 MIN3 weeks 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 MINSEP 13
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Apple announces the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Watch Series 5, and more

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