The Vergecast

The Vergecast is your source for an irreverent and informative look at what's happening right now (and next) in the world of technology and gadgets. Hosted by Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn, alongside a cavalcade of tech luminaries, Vergecast is the only podcast you need to make sense of the week in tech news. And your life.



      episode 278: 278: Oculus Go, Movies Anywhere, and Windows Phone died again

      We’ve got a bloggy Vergecast today. In between review weeks, a few things popped up in the news that Nilay, Dieter, and Paul needed to talk about. Google is integrating video chat into a phone but still not text; you can now watch all the movies you’ve purchased online in one place; Apple is on a “hype cycle” talking about AR; and Windows Phone died again.

      But that’s not all. There’s a whole lot in between that — like the segment Paul does every week, “You know Dan, the duck face is...



      episode 277: 277: Pixel 2 first look, Pixel Buds, and Google Home Max

      Another week, another tech event: on Wednesday, Google had its fall hardware event. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter try to fit everything they want to say into 90 minutes. Dieter had some exclusive looks at the products, and was able to talk to CEO Sundar Pichai and senior vice president of hardware Rick Osterloh, so the crew lets Dieter talk this week to get more of the details.

      There’s a whole lot in between that — including everyone’s favorite segment “Micro is more mini th...



      episode 276: 276: Echo Spot, Fire TV 4K, and Pixel 2 event preview

      Amazon announced a few more Echo devices this week, and The Vergecast is here to recap it all. Nilay, Dan, Dieter, and Paul discuss Amazon’s strategy with these new products, as well rumors of stuff that will be announced at Google’s event next week.

      There’s a whole lot of stuff in between that — like Twitter’s new 280 character limit — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.

      02:22 - Twitter just doubled the character limit for tweets to 280

      06:08 - ...



      episode 275: 275: iPhone 8 review, Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review, and Apple TV 4K review

      Last week, we brought you The Vergecast live from San Francisco after the Apple event. This week, The Vergecast is back in NYC for Apple reviews week.

      Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Lauren Goode, and Dan Seifert go through the reviews, including the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, and the 4K Apple TV.

      There’s a lot more in between that — more leaks about the upcoming Google event! — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.



      episode 274: 274: Apple's iPhone X Event, Bodega, and Animoji

      Recorded live in front of an audience in San Francisco after Apple's iPhone X event, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome Lauren Goode and Casey Newton back to The Vergecast to run through everything announced at the new Steve Jobs theater in Apple Park. 

      The gang also takes questions from the audience. 

      If you weren't able to make it to the show, we've got the tape for you here. 

      02:11 - Apple park

      07:54 - Apple TV...



      episode 273: 273: Apple event rumors, Galaxy Note 8 review, and Loren in zero gravity

      We’re one week away from The Vergecast Live in San Francisco, so Nilay, Dieter, and Paul talk through the last-minute rumors about what to expect at Apple’s event on September 12th.

      We also dedicate part of the show to the Galaxy Note 8, which was reviewed on the site this week.

      And for the season finale of her video series Space Craft, Loren Grush stops by to tell us what it was like being in zero gravity on a parabolic plane.

      There’s a lot more in be...



      272: IFA 2017, LG V30, and more smart speakers

      The Vergecast returns to the New York studio this week. Dieter, Nilay, and Paul run through what was announced so far at IFA 2017, including the LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ1, and lots of smart speakers.

      Halfway through the show, Loren Grush makes a pit stop on her way to space to talk about episode 3 of her new video series Space Craft.

      04:01 - LG’s V30 loses the gimmicks and gains a beautiful OLED screen

      12:41 - Sony’s Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact have ref...



      271: Hands-on with the Note 8, Android Oreo, and Verizon's new unlimited data plans

      This week on The Verge, Dieter was able to get his hands on the new Galaxy Note 8. So on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go over the first impressions of Samsung’s latest product and what the pricing will mean for future smartphones.

      Next up, Loren Grush returns to the show to talk about the second episode of Space Craft, as well as her experience seeing the eclipse this week in Nashville.

      There’s a lot more in between, like Android Oreo’s name annou...



      270: Essential phone review, Charlottesville online, and Space Craft

      On The Verge’s flagship / only podcast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through the weekly rundown of news that hit the site this week.

      The show begins by addressing the accumulation of online hate as a result of the Charlottesville attack, and how it’s affecting the topics we cover.

      Also, the Essential Phone is out today, and Dieter had the chance to review it. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss where phones like Essential are headed with this release and the other upcoming rel...



      269: Google memo, Surface PCs reliablity, and fall phones preview

      This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Lauren, Dieter, and Paul begin by discussing the controversy over the Google engineer who was fired over writing a 10-page viral memo about diversity. The story illustrates a deeper problem in Silicon Valley, which Lauren has discussed in her podcast recently, so the cast talks about the science of the claims, the responsibly of Google, and what it means in the larger tech industry.

      In the second half of the show, the crew runs through the...