The Vergecast

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. And, remember, promo code. Produced by The Verge and the Vox Media Podcast Network.



CES: Google vs. Alexa gadgets and the latest 5G delusion

More from CES with The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Dami Lee, and Dan Seifert who talk through the ongoing developments in voice assistant technology and the continuing rivalry between Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. They also discuss a range of gadgets from the showroom floor such as Alienware's Area51m laptop to a laundry-folding robot as well as Verizon’s shots fired at AT&T over their 5G claim.

2:05 - Tim Cook says Apple will “announce new services this year”

8:02 - Google’s plan to take on Alexa: new features, new devices, and a Trojan horse

9:25 - We finally heard Google Assistant work on Sonos speakers

12:01 - Google Assistant’s new interpreter mode can translate conversations — but it’s not magic

15:06 - Google Assistant is coming for your car with new hands-free voice control from Anker and JBL

27:05 - Foldimate’s laundry-folding machine actually works now

31:24 - Wacom’s $649 Cintiq 16 bridges the gap between hobbyists and pros

38:16 - BOCCO emo

42:05 - The Alienware Area-51m is a full-fledged desktop disguised as a laptop

42:23 - Lenovo’s new Yoga S940 is all about its impressive display

49:12 - Verizon says it won’t launch fake 5G icons like AT&T did


 2019-01-09  59m