The Vergecast

The Verge

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. read less

Our Editor's Take

The Vergecast is an informative and insightful podcast. It provides a user-friendly roundup of developments in technology. The people behind the technology site The Verge also do this podcast. Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce from The Verge cohost the program. Their authority on technological subjects is evident, but all topics are accessible.

It can be easy to feel a bit lost when colleagues or family chat about the latest news in VR or electric vehicles. The beauty of The Vergecast is that the hosts speak to a broad audience. Some listeners might be proficient in technology. Others might struggle to use a smartphone. Either way, this industry-leading podcast will make anyone seem like an expert.

One fascinating episode is with Mark Zuckerberg. He explains the value of the Meta Quest Pro. Alex from The Vergecast speaks at length with Mark about the technical details of the headset. He even questions Mark about some issues he found with Meta's tech. Mark responds in detail, intriguing listeners about the next Metaverse phase.

Many expert reporters discuss health technology, transportation, fashion, gaming, and law. The show goes through the latest tech topics. One notable episode talked about teaching artificial intelligence to taste and smell. The Vergecast hosted some industry-leading experts to speak on this topic. The show explored how scents and flavors get made today.

If listeners feel they need to know more about tech but are unsure where to start, The Vergecast podcast may be the answer. New episodes drop several times a week.

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Episodes

Apple and OpenAI make a deal
Today
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 Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apple Intelligence, iPhones, and the rest of WWDC 2024
3d ago
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  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apple’s AI moment is coming
1w ago
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 Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Inside the Google algorithm
May 31 2024
Inside the Google algorithm
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss Google's algorithm leak, OpenAI content deals, and more tech news from this week. Further reading: Google won’t comment on a potentially massive leak of its search algorithm documentation Google confirms the leaked Search documents are real An Anonymous Source Shared Thousands of Leaked Google Search API Documents with Me; Everyone in SEO Should See Them Secrets from the Algorithm: Google Search’s Internal Engineering Documentation Has Leaked Unpacking Google's massive Search documentation leak How SEO moves forward with the Google Content Warehouse API leak Google responds to leak: Documentation lacks context Vox Media and The Atlantic sign content deals with OpenAI Google scrambles to manually remove weird AI answers in search  Apple’s WWDC may include AI-generated emoji and an OpenAI partnership OpenAI CEO Cements Control as He Secures Apple Deal Custom GPTs open for free ChatGPT users OpenAI has a new safety team — it’s run by Sam Altman Why the OpenAI board fired Sam Altman  Elon Musk’s xAI raises $6 billion to fund its race against ChatGPT and all the rest New Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Ring details have leaked, courtesy of the FCC The Fitbit Ace LTE is like a Nintendo smartwatch for kids  Discord’s turning the focus back to games with a new redesign The business behind Unnecessary Inventions’ millions of followers Welcome to Notepad, a newsletter on Microsoft’s era-defining bets by Tom Warren Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
ChatGPT has a Scarlett Johansson problem
May 24 2024
ChatGPT has a Scarlett Johansson problem
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss announcements from Microsoft Build, the OpenAI's trouble with Scarlett Johansson, new Sonos headphones, and more. Further reading: Microsoft’s big bet on building a new type of AI computer  Recall is Microsoft’s key to unlocking the future of PCs  https://www.theverge.com › microsoft-surface-pro-pric... Here’s the eight-inch Snapdragon PC for your Windows on Arm experiments  How does the Microsoft Surface Laptop stack up to the MacBook Air?  Microsoft Build 2024: everything announced Windows now has AI-powered copy and paste Microsoft is making File Explorer more powerful with version control and 7z compression Here’s the eight-inch Snapdragon PC for your Windows on Arm experiments Microsoft Edge will translate and dub YouTube videos as you’re watching them Microsoft brings out a small language model that can look at pictures  Microsoft’s new Copilot AI agents act like virtual employees to automate tasks  Microsoft outage took down Copilot, DuckDuckGo, and ChatGPT search features OpenAI is ‘in conversations’ with Scarlett Johansson over the ChatGPT voice that sounds just like her OpenAI pulls its Scarlett Johansson-like voice for ChatGPT Lawyers say OpenAI could be in real trouble with Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson told OpenAI not to use her voice — and she’s not happy they might have anyway OpenAI didn’t copy Scarlett Johansson’s voice for ChatGPT, records show OpenAI Just Gave Away the Entire Game OpenAI’s News Corp deal licenses content from WSJ, New York Post, and more OpenAI strikes Reddit deal to train its AI on your posts The US government is trying to break up Live Nation-Ticketmaster The Sonos Ace headphones are here, and they’re damn impressive Sonos CEO Patrick Spence addresses the company’s divisive app redesign here’s an electric salt spoon that adds umami flavor  Apple needs to explain that bug that resurfaced deleted photos  Humane is looking for a buyer after the AI Pin’s underwhelming debut  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Microsoft is in its AI PC era
May 21 2024
Microsoft is in its AI PC era
Today on the flagship podcast of Arm-based chipsets: 03:08 - The Verge’s Tom Warren and David Pierce discuss the announcements from Microsoft’s Surface event, including the new Arm-powered Surface Laptop, and Copilot Plus PCs. Microsoft’s Surface AI event: news, rumors, and lots of Qualcomm laptops  Microsoft announces an Arm-powered Surface Laptop Microsoft’s new Surface Pro gets an OLED display for the first time Microsoft announces Copilot Plus PCs with built-in AI hardware The new, faster Surface Pro is Microsoft's all-purpose AI PC  Recall is Microsoft’s key to unlocking the future of PCs 27:29 -Verge senior AI reporter Kylie Robison joins the show to chat about OpenAI’s GPT-4o demo and where we’re headed in the next few years of AI.  ChatGPT is getting a Mac app OpenAI’s custom GPT Store is now open to all for free OpenAI releases GPT-4o, a faster model that’s free for all ChatGPT users  ChatGPT will be able to talk to you like Scarlett Johansson in Her  OpenAI pulls its Scarlett Johansson-like voice for ChatGPT  OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever is officially leaving OpenAI researcher resigns, claiming safety has taken ‘a backseat to shiny products’ We tried out the Project Astra demo at Google I/O which worked well un... | tech | TikTok  57:40 - Nilay Patel answers a question about iPads for this week’s Vergecast Hotline. Apple iPad Pro (2024) review: the best tablet money can buy Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
AI assistants are so back
May 17 2024
AI assistants are so back
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss announcements from Google I/O and OpenAI's GPT4o event. Further reading: Google and OpenAI race to build the feature of search OpenAI releases GPT-4o, a faster model that’s free for all ChatGPT users ChatGPT will be able to talk to you like Scarlett Johansson in Her ChatGPT is getting a Mac app OpenAI’s custom GPT Store is now open to all for free OpenAI’s “ChatGPT and GPT-4” Spring Update stream starts in 20 minutes OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever is officially leavingl Project Astra: the future of AI at Google is fast, multi-modal assistants like Gemini Live Google’s Gemini AI is getting a chatty new voice mode  Google will let you create personalized AI chatbots Google’s Gemini can build an entire vacation itinerary ‘in a matter of seconds’  Google’s Circle to Search will help you with your math homework Google’s Gemini video search makes factual error in demo We have to stop ignoring AI’s hallucination problem Google I/O 2024: everything announced Google is redesigning its search engine — and it's AI all the way down  Google now offers ‘web’ search — and an AI opt-out button Gemini is about to get better at understanding what's on your phone screen  Google is building Gemini Nano AI right into Chrome Google makes its AI way faster with Gemini Flash  Google’s new LearnLM AI model focuses on education Android apps will soon let you use your face to control your cursor Android is getting an AI-powered scam call detection feature Google targets filmmakers with Veo, its new generative AI video model Google’s invisible AI watermark will help identify generative text and video Google Photos is getting its own ‘Ask Photos’ assistant this summer Blink and you missed it: Google has a new pair of prototype AR glasses We have to stop ignoring AI’s hallucination problem Google launches new Home APIs and turns Google TVs into smart home hubs Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The beginning and end of the iPad
May 10 2024
The beginning and end of the iPad
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple's iPad event, the evolution of the streaming business, updates on the Wisconsin Foxconn site, and much more tech news. Apple iPad event: all the news from Apple’s ‘Let Loose’ reveal  The 7 biggest announcements from Apple’s iPad event  Here's how the latest iPad Pro compares to the new iPad Air (and prior models)   Apple adds a 13-inch iPad Air to the mix The iPad Air is now heavier than the iPad Pro  Apple announces new iPad Pros with OLED displays and thinnest design ever  Apple announces its M4 chip Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro M4: bigger trackpad and a function row  Hands-on with the new iPad Pro: yeah, it's really thin  You can upgrade the iPad Pro’s processor now, too  The new Apple Pencil Pro is harder to lose and better to draw with Apple puts more ‘Pro’ in Final Cut and Logic Pro for the iPad  Apple quietly kills the old-school iPad and its headphone jack The new iPads are ditching physical SIM cards Goodbye to Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio, the best iPad Pro accessory People sure are pressed about Apple’s crushing iPad commercial A Disney, Hulu, and Max streaming bundle is on the way The streaming business will look “very different” in the next couple of years. Max nears 100 million subscribers globally. Max price hike incoming. Disney’s streaming business gets closer to becoming profitable ESPN is coming to the Disney Plus app Sony is now in play to buy Paramount. The Office is getting a Peacock spinoff about local newspapers The new Sonos app is missing a lot of features, and people aren’t happy  Inside Microsoft’s Xbox turmoil Microsoft says it needs games like Hi-Fi Rush the day after killing its studio Epic v. Apple judge seems displeased over style restrictions on iOS buttons The new Sonos app is missing a lot of features, and people aren’t happy  President Joe Biden to announce AI data center at failed Foxconn site in Wisconsin TikTok sues the US government over ban The Google Pixel 8A is a midrange phone that might go the distance  Google’s Pixel Tablet relaunch at $399 makes its magnetic dock optional  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices