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 Wednesday, 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.

Apple’s iPhone 14 event: the biggest announcements and our first impressions
Sep 9 2022
Apple’s iPhone 14 event: the biggest announcements and our first impressions
Apple held their annual hardware event on their campus, debuting new iPhones, new Watches, and new AirPods. Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss everything that happened at the "Far Out" event, first impressions of the products, and their expectations for Apple in the next year. Further reading: Apple’s iPhone 14 event: the 9 biggest announcements Apple Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra hands-on: triple the fun Apple Watch Series 8 gets souped-up period and ovulation tracking  New Apple Watch SE announced: price, features, release date Apple Watch Ultra: price, specs, release date Apple watchOS 9 will add low-power mode to Series 4 and later devices Apple finally stops selling the Series 3 watch It’s time for the Apple Watch to become Apple’s next big thing  iPhone 14 and 14 Plus hands-on impressions: the big phone is big The iPhone 14 doesn’t have Apple’s latest processor  The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are official with satellite-based Emergency SOS  iPhone 14 Pro: a first look at the new moving notch, camera, and more Apple might have fixed the notch by putting it on an island   The iPhone 14 lineup won’t have physical SIM support Apple’s new AirPods Pro hands-on: sticking close to a winning formula Apple’s new AirPods Pro can cancel twice as much noise Apple’s Lightning-only charging case for the third-gen AirPods doesn’t make sense Klutzes rejoice: AppleCare Plus now covers unlimited repairs  Everything Apple didn’t announce at its iPhone 14 event Tim Cook would rather sell you an iPhone than add RCS to iMessage Jony Ive doesn’t think your car should rely on multitouch Steve Jobs’ friends and family launched an archive celebrating his life Tens of thousands of viewers watched a fake Apple crypto scam on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Snap laying off 20 percent of employees, Twitter starts testing edit button, and Logitech’s cloud gaming handheld leaks
Sep 2 2022
Snap laying off 20 percent of employees, Twitter starts testing edit button, and Logitech’s cloud gaming handheld leaks
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss this week's gadget news. Casey Newton joins the show to discuss Twitter finally adding the edit button for tweets. Further reading: An iPhone 14 satellite link could depend on Apple cutting a deal with wireless carriers Everything Apple Watch Pro needs to beat Garmin and Samsung Apple’s Lightning cable turns 10, but its time is over Satellite connectivity on the Apple Watch Pro could be a game-changer Logitech’s cloud gaming handheld leaks with Android apps and Switch-like UI JBL’s new earbud charging case has a touchscreen so you can ditch the phone Motorola Edge (2022) review: a passing grade  LG’s first bendable OLED TV lets you pick between flat or curved modes Samsung’s first OLED gaming monitor doesn’t need a PC or console attached Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Theatre TV stand will turn your TV around, too  Zenbook 17 Fold OLED review: the best foldable yet Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (2nd-Gen) hands-on HMD claims its latest Nokia smartphone is its most ‘eco-friendly’ yet The new Ring Intercom will help make your apartment intercom smart Twitter starts testing an edit button, but you have to pay for it Snap is canceling several projects and laying off 20 percent of employees Truth Social is strapped for cash and struggling to find new users Elon Musk says whistleblower’s testimony gives him more reasons to dump Twitter deal Starlink suffered a global outage overnight  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked August 2022 biggest announcements
Aug 12 2022
Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked August 2022 biggest announcements
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler to discuss all the announcement from Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event this past week. Further reading: HBO Max will be replaced next year by a new service combined with Discovery Plus Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked August 2022: the five biggest announcements The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 gets a little extra polish, but it’s still $999 The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a little better and still too expensive Here’s how the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 compares to last year’s Z Fold 3 Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked is a foldable party of one Samsung still hasn’t given us a good reason to buy a foldable phone  Samsung goes big on battery with the Galaxy Watch 5 series  Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: more comfortable design and hi-fi audio Google tries publicly shaming Apple into adopting RCS Disney Plus’ Premium streaming price is rising to $10.99 per month Disney Plus’ ad-supported plan will launch in December Disney Plus and Hulu are getting steep price hikes Gmail is now officially allowed to spam-proof politicians’ emails Ethereum’s big proof-of-stake blockchain switch could happen on September 15th Apple’s next iPhone might be more expensive AirPods cases with USB-C could be in the cards for 2023 Battery percentage finally returns to iOS 16 and it’s hideous Sonos has delayed the release of its next product — likely the Sub Mini LG Display’s 97-inch OLED panel vibrates to create ‘cinematic’ 5.1 sound Call 866-VERGE11 (866-837-4311) to ask The Verge about this week's Samsung announcements. We may answer them on Wednesday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
HBO Max might get maimed, Apple might remove the headphone jack from the iPad
Aug 5 2022
HBO Max might get maimed, Apple might remove the headphone jack from the iPad
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss this week in tech news — including what's happening with HBO Max, Apple iPad rumors, some handheld gaming updates, and this week in EVs. Further reading: Apple might remove the headphone jack from its next entry-level iPad Apple might delay iPadOS 16 launch Apple says Mac sales are getting hit hard by supply constraints  OnePlus 10T review: call it a comeback OnePlus’ 10T launch was a weird return to in-person events The Pixel 6A is getting an immediate update to make sure it’s moddable Logitech announces a new dedicated cloud gaming handheld device Nintendo reports Switch sales dip as chip shortage continues to bite The Orion looks like if Kirby swallowed your Switch    The megamerger killed Batgirl HBO Max might get maimed  A TikTok Music app could challenge Spotify and Apple Roku has a problem — its buttons aren’t printing enough money Lucid Motors will barely make any EVs this year as it slashes production goals again Tesla is the latest company to be drawn into the Elon Musk-Twitter legal mess Forget those Tesla crashes: GM says you can trust its autonomous vehicles GM’s Super Cruise will cover 400,000 miles of roads in North America, doubling coverage Twitter v. Elon Musk trial date set to start October 17th Google Meet meets Duo Meet, with Meet in Duo but Duo isn’t going into Meet A mysterious battery-powered Google device appears in FCC filings Sony InZone M9 review: impressive but flawed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Microsoft Q4 earnings, Spotify’s subscribers rise, and Instagram walks back its changes
Jul 29 2022
Microsoft Q4 earnings, Spotify’s subscribers rise, and Instagram walks back its changes
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce. and Alex Cranz discuss the quarterly tech earnings from Apple, Microsoft, Spotify, and more.  Further reading: Meta and Apple in ‘deep’ competition to build the metaverse, Zuckerberg tells staff Yes, it’s weird for the two-year-old Meta Quest 2 to go up in price Meta might let anti-vax posts back onto Facebook and Instagram  Instagram walks back its changes Microsoft Q4 2022 earnings: Windows and Xbox fall in $51.9 billion quarter Meta reports revenue decline for the first time in Q2 earnings Here’s where to buy the Meta Quest 2 before it costs $100 more Alphabet Q2 2022 earnings show profits dropped compared to last year Comcast’s broadband business stopped growing for the first time ever Spotify’s subscribers rise to 188M amid podcasting setbacks Spotify amps up fiction podcasts with new leader of scripted content Spotify paid $123 million for audiobook company Findaway Spotify has stopped making its Car Thing dashboard accessory Apple’s latest iOS 16 beta ensures you can’t hide your mistakes with an edit Apple’s new Home app in iOS 16 is better but still half-baked SpaceX says Dish’s 5G plan would be ‘detrimental’ to millions of Starlink users You can re-watch Game of Thrones in 4K on HBO Max next month President Biden’s awesome video conferencing setup starts with a $7,000 Zoom gadget Asus’ compact Zenfone 9 comes with incredible gimbal-like camera stabilization Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices