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

Microsoft is in its AI PC era
2d ago
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
6d ago
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
Emulators are taking over the App Store
Apr 19 2024
Emulators are taking over the App Store
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss third-party iPhone app stores, game emulators, Google Android and hardware team restructuring, the latest TikTok news, and more. Further reading: Third-party iPhone app store AltStore PAL is now live in Europe The free Delta game emulator for iPhones is live on Apple’s App Store A new NES emulator was briefly available on the Apple App Store The first Apple-approved emulator for the iPhone has arrived... and been pulled Apple opens the App Store to retro game emulators Google is combining its Android and hardware teams — and it’s all about AI Meta’s battle with ChatGPT begins now AI isn't useless. But is it worth it? Facebook’s AI Told Parents Group It Has a Gifted, Disabled Child Big Papa Joe, world's biggest TouchWiz Fan - The Vergecast (clip) Facebook’s AI Told Parents Group It Has a Gifted, Disabled Child   Sony might have perfected Mini LED TVs with its new 2024 lineup Broadcast TV still exists, and now it’s sort of getting a built-in DVR TikTok Notes starts rolling out as a new rival to Instagram TikTok gives users more in-app ways to buy event tickets. TikTok divest-or-ban legislation could suddenly be fast-tracked in the Senate Report: ByteDance still has access to US users’ TikTok data despite Project Texas The president could delay a TikTok ban an extra six months under a reported House proposal. TikTok to restrict users who repeatedly post problematic topics from ‘For You’ feed Twitch’s new TikTok-style Discovery feed is rolling out to everyone soon Spotify is developing a remix feature to rival sped-up TikTok tunes Samsung shifts executives to six-day workweeks to ‘inject a sense of crisis’ Boston Dynamics’ new electric Atlas robot is swiveling nightmare fuel 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
How much MacBook is enough MacBook?
Apr 5 2024
How much MacBook is enough MacBook?
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Macbook Air M3 review, Jon Stewart's take on AI, and a whole lot more of this week's tech news. Further reading: Apple MacBook Air M3 review: small upgrades  It’s time for a hard reset on notifications Best printer 2024, best printer for home use, office use, printing labels, printer for school, homework printer you are a printer we are all printers  Microsoft is working on an Xbox AI chatbot Samsung says Bixby’s still not dead The world needs more gadgets like LG’s briefcase TV  Jon Stewart on AI, Lina Khan, and the other things Apple didn’t want him to say  A first look at Europe’s alternative iPhone app stores Will the Apple antitrust case lawsuit affect your phone’s security? How Meta’s global head of safety approaches online age verification Is TikTok still TikTok without the algorithm?’ The US House banned staffers from using Microsoft Copilot FCC will vote on restoring net neutrality rules X’s ‘complimentary’ Premium push gives people blue checks they didn’t ask for Spotify’s price is reportedly going up again  AI George Carlin case settled as performers demand better protection  OpenAI’s voice cloning AI model only needs a 15-second sample to work Google Podcasts is gone — and so is my faith in Google  Vote for us in the Webbys!! People’s Voice Technology Podcast  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