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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our 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.

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The Epic v. Apple trial continues with big drama about naked bananas and weird game definitions. Nilay tries to get Starlink space internet working, and there's new Intel chips. Adi Robertson and Monica Chin join this week. Epic and Apple are now fighting over a naked banana Roku removes YouTube TV from channel store as dispute with Google escalates Apple employees circulate petition demanding investigation into ‘misogynistic’ new hire A Big Map of America’s Broadband problem Secretary Pete Butitgieg on the future of transportation Intel’s flagship Tiger Lake-H mobile chips are here to take on Ryzen 5000 Razer claims its new Blade 15 is the ‘thinnest’ 15-inch RTX gaming laptop Asus’ new Zephyrus M16 has a 16:10 screen and Intel Tiger Lake H processor How a university got itself banned from the Linux kernel University of Minnesota banned from contributing to Linux kernel Watch Elon Musk play Wario, parody SpaceX, and hype dogecoin on Saturday Night Live Tesla stops taking Bitcoin for vehicle purchases, citing environmental harm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nilay and Dieter talk with Verge senior reporter Adi Robertson and senior editor Tom Warren about the first week of the Epic Games v Apple trial. Why Epic is burning its own cash to cook Apple Apple antitrust trial kicks off with Tim Sweeney’s metaverse dreams The Epic Games v. Apple trial kicks off with kids screaming ‘free Fortnite’ Here are Apple’s and Epic’s full slideshows arguing why they should win at trial I watched the Epic v. Apple trial on Discord Tim Sweeney emailed Tim Cook personally to call for open app sales after WWDC in 2015 Apple exec suggested cutting App Store commission to 20 percent as early as 2011 Epic v. Apple turns into Windows v. Xbox  Why the bad iPhone web app experience keeps coming up in Epic v. Apple Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nilay Patel is joined by Verge deputy editor Dan Seifert and news editor Chaim Gartenberg to discuss i0S14.5, Apple's earnings, Epic vs. Apple, chip shortages, and Samsung's new laptops. Senior reporter Ashley Carman joins the show to talk about the wave of action in the podcast industry this past week. Further reading: People who are vaccinated don’t need to wear masks during many outdoor activities, CDC says Social media platforms become triage centers as India struggles with a COVID-19 surge The first problem was vaccine supply. Now, it’s demand. Officials lift pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine iOS 14.5 is out now with new Face ID mask features and Apple’s App Tracking Transparency Why Apple’s new privacy feature is such a big deal Apple’s iPhone 12 and Mac sales skyrocket despite ongoing pandemic Here’s who Apple and Epic are calling to testify in next week’s trial Eddy Cue wanted to bring iMessage to Android in 2013 Apple fined $12M by Russian regulator over App Store monopoly abuse Can Apple get you to pay for podcasts?  Spotify launches podcast subscriptions, but you can’t subscribe in-app Spotify’s miniplayer for Facebook launches today Facebook is building its own in-app podcast player Clubhouse is partnering with the NFL for draft week programming SiriusXM acquires Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible and a bigger stake in the podcasting world Spotify is raising prices for lots of its plans Spotify premium subscriber count increases 21 percent to 158 million Spotify is okay with Joe Rogan telling 21-year-olds not to get vaccinated Samsung’s new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 are lightweight laptops with OLED screens Samsung announces a cheaper entry-level Galaxy Book with no OLED Samsung’s Galaxy Book Odyssey introduces Nvidia’s new RTX 3050 Ti Elon Musk says Tesla made ‘significant mistakes’ with solar roof project Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Vergecast hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss all the product announcements from Apple's Spring Loaded event this week with Verge news editor Chaim Gartenberg. Verge politics reporter Makena Kelly details what happened at Wednesday's congressional hearing focusing on competition in Apple's App Store. Further reading: What we’re learning from the rare cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people Alexa can now tell you where to find a COVID-19 vaccine Doctors are testing a prescription video game for COVID-19 ‘brain fog’ Wisconsin amends Foxconn’s contract to reflect radically smaller project Apple’s Spring Loaded event: the 8 biggest announcements Apple Podcasts launches in-app subscriptions Can Apple get you to pay for podcasts? Apple AirTag hands-on Apple’s AirTags don’t have a built-in keychain loop, and we have some thoughts Apple announces new Apple TV 4K Apple unveils an improved remote for its Apple TV Yes, older Apple TVs can also be calibrated with your iPhone Apple announces thinner iMac with M1 chip and bright colors New Touch ID Magic Keyboards work with all M1 Macs, not just the iMac Apple launches new iPad Pro with M1 processor How the M1-powered iPad Pro compares to other iPad models Any video conferencing app can use the iPad Pro’s fancy zoom and pan camera Big iPad, Mini LED: why Apple’s new iPad Pro display is better and brighter Put macOS on the iPad, you cowards Congress is diving into the App Store fight Lina Kahn on Amazon’s antitrust paradox Apple’s $64 billion-a-year app store isn’t catching the most egregious scams Sen. Tammy Duckworth on hate crimes, racism, and environmental justice Asian Activists are tracking the surge in hate crimes as police reporting falls short Inside the glass fibers connecting our wireless world Subscribe to The Hill Report newsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Chris Welch dive into the tech and gadget news from this week — including theories on what will be announced at Apple's spring event next week, LG quitting the smartphone business, and Sonos' next speakers. Further reading: US recommends pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine use over extremely rare blood clots How the Johnson & Johnson pause could move the needle on vaccine fears For many, COVID-19 vaccines come with a side of side effects How CO2 sensors might help us return to ‘normal’ Airbnb is trying to preemptively cancel post-pandemic bacchanals Celebrate your COVID vaccination with these off-the-wall tchotchkes Expedia launches a new tool to check coronavirus travel restrictions Apple officially announces Spring Loaded event for April 20th New iPad Pro still coming soon but supply could be short, says Bloomberg Apple officially starts letting your iPhone help find lost third-party products Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag Plus with UWB to track items with AR is out April 16th Logitech officially discontinues its Harmony remotes Apple gets its own button on Roku’s latest remotes Roku announces Express 4K Plus streaming player and rechargeable Voice Remote Pro Roku OS 10 adds instant resume for streaming apps, brings AirPlay 2 to more devices Apple reportedly developing an Apple TV with a built-in camera and speaker LG is quitting the smartphone business LG had a few smartphone hits, but it’ll still be missed LG leaves behind more than a flip phone-shaped hole in our hearts  Google announces Pixel 5A 5G by denying rumors it’s canceled TCL aims to build a better budget phone with the 20 Pro 5G TCL’s Fold ‘n Roll concept transforms a 6.87-inch phone into a 10-inch tablet Sony announces the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III with variable telephoto lenses US carriers have thankfully abandoned at least one bad plan for RCS Apple says iMessage on Android ‘will hurt us more than help us’  Sonos Roam review: portable potential  Ikea is working with Sonos on a hidden speaker built into art you hang on the wall Spotify’s Car Thing debuts as a limited release for selected US users Amazon announces new Echo Buds with more powerful ANC and better comfort ONEPLUS WATCH REVIEW: BIG, BASIC, AND BORING Microsoft announces Surface Laptop 4 with choice of Intel or AMD processor Can Clubhouse keep the party going?  Apple trusts Phobio for its trade-ins, but maybe you should think twice Google is poisoning its reputation with AI researchers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Vergecast is on vacation this week, so instead we'll share an episode of Land of the Giants from our friends at Recode. Land of the Giants is a podcast that explores the five biggest tech companies and their impact on our world, and this season is all about Google. The episode we're sharing tells the story of how two grad school students with a unique way to search the internet launched a company that would become the gateway to the internet for the entire world. In the rest of the season, Land of the Giants: The Google Empire will cover issues like Google’s relationship with the government, the origins of their antitrust troubles, and what their future may look like as they face off against Congress and the Biden Administration.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk with Verge deputy editor Dan Seifert about this week's Apple rumors ahead of WWDC 2021 — from their AR headset to new iPads. Senior reporter Ashley Carman joins the show to discuss social audio platform Clubhouse and the rise of competitors from other companies. Further reading: Real-world evidence shows that the COVID-19 vaccines work Biden administration looks to organize ‘vaccine passport’ development Apple Maps will show COVID-19 travel guidances so you know what to expect at the airport Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine highly effective in adolescents Amazon gets FDA authorization for an at-home COVID-19 test kit Errors ruin 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine Apple WWDC 2021 announced as online-only event Apple Aiming to Announce Mixed-Reality Headset With In-Person Event in 'Next Several Months' Ming-Chi Kuo Says Apple’s AR/VR Headset Will Weigh Less Than 150 Grams Apple reportedly plans revamped AirPods for as early as next year New iPad Pros reportedly launching as soon as April, and the 12.9-inch model may have a Mini LED screen Apple reportedly mulls rugged smartwatch coming as soon as this year Casio announces first Wear OS smartwatch in iconic G-Shock lineup Google Chrome FLoC: how it replaces cookies and what it means for privacy  T-Mobile is betting big on Google’s Android services: RCS, YouTube TV, Pixel, and more T-Mobile is already shutting down its live TV service, partners with YouTube TV and Philo Google Nest Hub (2nd-Gen) review: sleep on it Huawei's Mate X2 foldable adopts Samsung's dual-screen ... Xiaomi announces the Mi Mix Fold, its first folding phone The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra’s camera bump is no moon; it’s a space station Bose Frames Tempo review: the specs to beat Spotify is launching its own Clubhouse competitor Even LinkedIn is making a Clubhouse clone Discord’s new Clubhouse-like feature, Stage Channels, is available now Slack is getting Instagram-like stories and push-to-talk audio ... Instagram launches its own TikTok Duet feature called Reels Remix Facebook shorted video creators thousands of dollars in ad revenue Samsung created a whole Hulu series that’s sponcon for the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Biden plans to connect every American to broadband in new infrastructure package NBA on NFT We read your phone plan’s fine print so you don’t have to The unsettling surveillance of anti-Asian racism Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk with Verge reporter Allison Johnson about her review of the One Plus 9 and how it compares with their 9 Pro and other Android flagship phones. Politics reporter Makena Kelly joins the show the discuss Congress’ first hearing of 2021 with the chief executives of Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Further reading: AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 79 percent effective in US study US officials publicly question AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine data Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine website builds on a swine flu tool OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro announced with Hasselblad-branded cameras OnePlus 9 review: cheaper than the Pro and almost as good The lower-cost OnePlus 9R is official, and it sounds surprisingly strong OnePlus 9 Pro review: the elegant Android alternative Here’s how the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro compare to Samsung and Apple’s flagships The $159 OnePlus Watch is OnePlus’ first smartwatch Angry MacBook owners get class action status for butterfly keyboard suit Intel invests $20 billion into new factories, will produce chips for other companies Intel Unleashed, Gelsinger on Intel, IDM 2.0 - Stratechery The startup trying to augment audio reality in public spaces Yes or no: Are these tech hearings doing anything? Mark Zuckerberg proposes limited 230 reforms ahead of congressional hearing Jack Dorsey is just trolling Congress with Twitter polls now  Lina Khan is just the first step toward tougher US tech regulation Congress tries to get the FTC in fighting shape Microsoft rebrands Xbox Live to Xbox network The street prices of Nvidia and AMD GPUs are utterly out of control Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk to Verge reporter Julia Alexander about the long-awaited release of "the Snyder cut" of the Justice League film on HBO Max and more updates in the world of streaming services. Verge senior reporter Andrew Hawkins joins the show to discuss the new electric vehicles that were announced this week, talking to Sen. Chuck Schumer about infrastructure, and the state of e-bikes in America. Further reading: People aren’t missing their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, CDC data says Some research has gotten a huge boost during the pandemic Biden promises May 1st vaccine eligibility for all adults and a federal vaccine website Disneyland will reopen on April 30th, for California residents only Tinder is giving away free mail-in COVID-19 tests Apple Maps now shows COVID-19 vaccination locations Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine website builds on a swine flu tool You will watch the Snyder Cut in 4:3 aspect ratio because HBO Max respects cinema Zack Snyder’s Justice League remains overshadowed by its social media campaign Netflix is trying to crack down on password sharing with new test HBO Max will debut its cheaper, ad-supported tier in June YouTube Shorts arrives in the US to take on TikTok, but the beta is still half-baked Chuck Schumer wants to replace every gas car in America with an electric vehicle E-bikes are expensive, but this congressman wants to make ... Canoo reveals a bubbly electric pickup truck Kia shows off first full images of new EV6 electric car Here are the biggest announcements from Volkswagen’s battery event Elon Musk crowns himself ‘Technoking’ of Tesla Foxconn says it might build EVs at empty Wisconsin site, or in Mexico Samsung’s midrange phones now feature fast refresh rate screens, stabilized cameras Samsung says it might skip the Galaxy Note this year Apple discontinues the HomePod, but the HomePod mini will live on New iPad Pros reportedly launching as soon as April, and the … Intel puts Apple’s ‘I’m a Mac’ guy into new ads praising PCs Biden to tap former Senator Bill Nelson as NASA chief Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk to Verge deputy editor Elizabeth Lopatto about the NFT craze from the past few weeks and explains how the transactions work. Verge deputy editor Dan Seifert joins the show for a gadget roundup — from the Asus ROG phone 5 review to the new Sonos Roam bluetooth speaker. Further reading: COVID-19 took disease tests out of the lab — and may keep them there People who are vaccinated can socialize together without masks, CDC says COVID-19 vaccine supplies are on the rise in the US Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine is popular at vaccination sites Artifacts from the first COVID-19 vaccination in the US are headed to the Smithsonian Meet Dr. B, the startup connecting people to leftover vaccines Beeple sold an NFT for $69 million NFTs, explained Of course John Legere bought an $888,888.88 NFT from Steve Aoki Jack Dorsey’s first tweet may fetch $2.5 million, and he’ll donate the NFTy proceeds to charity Sonos Roam officially announced for $169, preorders start now Sonos partners with Audi to bring its audio tech to cars Asus ROG phone 5 review  Leaked OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 renders leave little to the imagination OnePlus’ next phones will come out on March 23rd Samsung will host another Unpacked event on March 17th Apple reportedly overestimated iPhone 12 mini demand, by a lot Insta360’s Go 2 is a $299 action camera with a surprisingly powerful case The most powerful Wear OS watches are held back by Wear OS Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 review: AMD and Nvidia at their best Razer Blade 15 Base review: losing its edge Best gaming laptops in 2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Last week, The Verge held a virtual event about regulating the internet — from antitrust to privacy to the many proposals for changing Section 230, hosted by Verge senior reporter Adi Robertson. The event kicked off with a keynote from Sen. Amy Klobuchar, followed by a panel on Section 230 reform with general counsel at Vimeo Michael Cheah, researcher, writer, and strategist Sydette Harry, and general counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation Amanda Keton. In this bonus Vergecast, Adi Robertson and Verge policy editor Russell Brandom discuss takeaways from the event and what's next for the future of regulation on the internet. Further reading: What will Section 230 mean for the internet? Everything you need to know about Section 230 Why Congress can’t stop talking about Section 230 Klobuchar calls on Congress to get serious on tech reform Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk to Billboard's Micah Singleton about Jack Dorsey’s Square, Inc. buying a majority stake in Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal. Verge senior editor Tom Warren joins the show to discuss the announcement of Microsoft's Mesh mixed reality platform and the various updates to Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and more. Further reading: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine backed by independent FDA committee Long COVID patients say they feel better after getting vaccinated  Vaccine centers embrace stickers and selfie stations  Countries are polluting like it’s 2019 again: Global CO2 emissions came roaring back as pandemic-induced restrictions loosened Jack Dorsey’s Square, Inc. is buying a majority stake in Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal Square Is Acquiring a Majority Stake in Tidal for $297M NFTs, explained Microsoft Mesh feels like the virtual future of Microsoft Teams meetings  Microsoft Teams will soon let you pretend to be a news reporter during meetings Microsoft’s new Intelligent Speakers deliver its promised meeting room of the future Microsoft Teams is getting end-to-end encryption support Microsoft’s new Outlook calendar board view looks a lot like Trello Microsoft Edge gets a speedy startup feature and vertical tabs Microsoft’s Windows 10 UI overhaul continues with new system icons Google Workspace picks up new features designed for remote work Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus review: built for business A folding iPhone could be coming in 2023 Apple not switching to USB-C iPhones in the near future, according to Ming-Chi Kuo iPhone 13 might finally bring a smaller notch and faster screens Arizona advances bill forcing Apple and Google to allow Fortnite-style alternative payment options Epic Games is buying Fall Guys creator Mediatonic OpenHaystack is a new open-source tool that lets you create DIY AirTags on Apple’s Find My network Exclusive: this is the Sonos Roam, coming in April for $169 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk with Verge reporter Allison Johnson about T-Mobile bringing back their unlimited 5G plan with no throttling, the results of the C-band spectrum auction, and the state of 5G in America. Ashley Carman returns to the show to discuss Spotify's big event this week announcing their plans for podcasters and artists. Julia Alexander joins to report on the details on Paramount Plus' streaming catalog. Further reading: Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine is effective, FDA confirms One Medical gave COVID-19 vaccines to ineligible people, NPR report says Stretched vaccine timelines re-enter the spotlight COVID-19 vaccines are starting to work in the US MWC insists on holding potential COVID-19 superspreader event in Barcelona What is 5G, and why is it kind of bad right now? Dish is confident in its plan to offer 5G in its first major cities by end of Q3 2021 T-Mobile just brought back a true unlimited data plan with 5G and no throttling T-Mobile has 5G leverage and isn’t afraid to use it Verizon and AT&T spent big in FCC C-band auction for 5G ... The Terrible T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Must Be Undone Spotify CEO Daniel Ek explains how the company plans to help artists (and itself) make money  Spotify HiFi is a lossless streaming tier coming later this year  Twitter announces paid Super Follows to let you charge for tweets Twitter planning a feature to let you auto-block and mute abusive accounts Apple Fitness Plus review  Everything to know about Paramount Plus, ViacomCBS’s new version of CBS All Access Shows based on Italian Job, Fatal Attraction, Flashdance, and more heading to Paramount Plus  Frasier revival in development for Paramount Plus  Paramount Plus is proof we’ve hit peak streaming  Are The Office and Friends bets paying off for Peacock and HBO Max? Marvel’s Loki series will premiere on Disney Plus on June 11th Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nilay Patel talks with Adi Robertson and Casey Newton about what Australia's News Media Bargaining Code means for Google, Facebook, and the open web in Australia. Chris Welch and Julia Alexander join the show to discuss the new Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV on Chromecast, and the state of streaming services in 2021. Andru Marino and Taylor Lyles discuss the announcements from this week's Nintendo Direct. Further reading: Maps show ZIP codes hit hardest by COVID-19 have low vaccination rates Finicky COVID-19 vaccines raise the stakes of power outages Vaccine rollout won’t be equitable unless health care reckons with racism If you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, you won’t have to quarantine if you’re exposed How to score a COVID-19 vaccine appointment Texas freeze risks slowing COVID-19 progress Facebook will block Australian users and publishers from sharing news links in response to new bill Why Google caved to Australia, and Facebook didn’t Facebook employee warned it used ‘deeply wrong’ ad metrics to boost revenue Facebook’s Australian media ban is taking down official government pages Apple won’t have to allow App Store alternatives on iOS after North Dakota bill fails Amazon Fire TV Stick (2020) review: just get a 4K model Apple TV app now available on the latest Google Chromecast YouTube TV offering HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz for $5 less in new entertainment bundle Donald Glover’s reported Amazon deal could lead to a more curated Prime Video HBO Max is ordering way more kids’ content to compete with Netflix and Disney Plus The 20 biggest announcements from today’s Nintendo Direct Android 12 developer preview is available now with many under-the-hood updates How to easily install the Android 12 developer preview Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Adi Robertson discuss Google's mysterious lack of iOS app updates, the rumors around Apple's potential VR headset, and the rest of this week's gadget headlines. Further reading: AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been confusing from the start FDA officials are off on a three-week sprint to review J&J COVID-19 vaccine data PSA: Don’t post your coronavirus vaccination card selfie on social media Why the FDA is taking 22 days to look over J&J’s data PSA: Please wear layers to your vaccine appointment Google’s own iOS apps were begging for updates that don’t exist, but the company says it was because of a bug Google is weighing an anti-tracking feature for Android, following Apple’s lead iOS 14.5 lets you set Spotify and others as Siri’s default music service New North Dakota bill would force Apple to allow alternative app stores and payment systems An iOS developer wants Apple to know just how bad App Store scams have become This may be our first look at Google’s new Android 12 OS Apple’s rumored VR headset could cost $3,000, feature 8K displays and over a dozen cameras Apple’s former hardware leader reportedly now overseeing AR and VR devices Apple reportedly developing next-gen ultra-thin displays for AR devices with TSMC Hyundai and Kia downplay Apple car rumors Hyundai is getting serious about building a ‘walking car’ with four legs Microsoft’s foldable Surface Duo price drops to $999, arrives in Europe next week Sonos FCC filing hints it’s coming for the UE Boom and other small Bluetooth speakers This laptop has seven times the average number of screens Amazon reportedly building an Alexa ‘command center’ that mounts to the wall How Sony put 40,000 PlayStation symbols under your fingertips Elon Musk’s SpaceX is accepting $99 Starlink deposits amid ‘deep chasm’ of red ink Tesla’s $1.5 billion bitcoin purchase clashes with its environmental aspirations Miami mayor says Elon Musk will tunnel under the city for just $30 million The Biden administration is working to help address global semiconductor chip shortage Section 230 is 25 years old, and it’s never been more important Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Sean O'Kane, and Becca Farsace discuss driving Ford's electric Mustang, what's next for Tesla's product line, rumors around Apple's Car endeavors, and Jeff Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO. Further reading: Scientists want to know if vaccinated people can still become COVID-19 long-haulers If you’re starting an online class, check to make sure your professor is alive Volunteers built a one-stop website to find open NYC vaccine appointments Amazon will have a new CEO as Jeff Bezos transitions to executive chair later this year Bezos’ Amazon: from bookstore to backbone of the internet Meet Andy Jassy, Amazon’s next CEO  Amazon’s electric Rivian vans will start making deliveries in 16 cities this year Ford Mustang Mach-E Kuo adds fuel to Apple-Hyundai electric car rumors  Apple and Hyundai-Kia pushing toward deal on Apple Car Tesla’s new Model S can go up to 520 miles Tesla Roadster production delayed to 2022 Tesla agrees to recall cars with failing displays Tesla’s next car will seamlessly unlock with UWB, FCC leak suggests Don’t buy Teslas during a production ramp, Elon Musk says Another SpaceX Starship nails clean test flight, but explodes on landing Elon Musk’s shot at Amazon flares monthslong fight over billionaires’ orbital real estate The Alpha 1 is Sony's new flagship camera with monstrous  iOS 14.5 tries to solve Face ID’s mask problem with your Apple Watch HP’s Spectre x360 14 review: the best 2-in-1 you can buy Rad Power Bikes raises $150 million to grow its electric bike empire Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Elizabeth Lopatto explain how the users of the subreddit r/WallStreetBets sent GameStop, AMC and other stocks rocketing up through the stock market. A year into coronavirus, we’re still counting the dead Slow certification process keeps some pharmacists from giving COVID-19 vaccines Go read this report about the tech systems behind the US’s vaccine distribution Testing sidelined as health departments focus on vaccination How r/WallStreetBets gamed the stock of GameStop Reddit’s GameStop traders turn their attention to AMC stock Memes have broken the brokerages Robinhood blocks purchase of GameStop, AMC, and BlackBerry stock Discord has turned into a virtual trade floor with memes, stocks, and chaos r/WallStreetBets went private — and now it’s back with a message After buy ban, GameStop hypebeasts are looking for a Robinhood alternative Robinhood denies claims that it sold GameStop shares out from under its traders Robinhood will allow ‘limited buys’ of stocks like GameStop starting Friday Samsung Galaxy S21 review Sony’s creator-focused Xperia Pro arrives in the US priced at $2,499 Tesla unveils redesigned Model S with new interior and 520-mile range option OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s next company is literally called Nothing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Julia Alexander, and Chaim Gartenberg discuss the Verge review of Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra, the numerous rumors about Apple's future products, and ViacomCBS's new rebranded streaming service. Further reading: Amazon offers to help Biden administration with vaccinations CES showed off the COVID-19 mask gimmick arms race Joe Biden halts US withdrawal from World Health Organization Biden appoints Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chair FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on staying connected during a pandemic The US will rejoin the Paris climate agreement, but that was the easy part Joe Biden cancels Keystone XL permit President Biden to use Defense Production Act for masks, vaccines WhiteHouse.gov now has dark mode Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: The Real Deal Apple’s VR and AR headsets detailed in new report Apple is reportedly prototyping foldable iPhone screens Apple reportedly planning big iMac redesign and half-sized Mac Pro 2021 MacBook Pro will ditch the Touch Bar and bring back MagSafe, say reports Netflix had a record year in 2020, thanks in part to the pandemic Paramount Plus, ViacomCBS’s new rebranded version of CBS All Access, launches on March 4th Netflix had a record year in 2020, thanks in part to the pandemic A visit from the Zune squad Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Monica Chin, and Chris Welch dive into all of the important announcements from both inside and outside of CES — including Samsung’s new flagship S21 smartphone line, the many new TVs with HDMI 2.1, Mini LED, webOS, and the next laptops with new chips from Intel and AMD. Further reading: Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra first look: polished design (and prices) Samsung’s Galaxy S21 phones come with plenty of features — but not a charger Samsung’s Galaxy S21 phones don’t include microSD card support You’ll never believe it, Samsung made a black phone Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review Samsung’s 2021 TVs have dramatically better picture, thanks to Mini LED Samsung made a solar-charging Eco Remote for its latest TVs LG’s 2021 TV lineup includes its brightest OLED ever LG is overhauling its webOS TV software — and maybe ruining it LG Display announces its smallest OLED TV panel yet Sony announces 2021 TV lineup with 4K gaming at 120Hz and improved picture Sony promises streaming quality nearly as good as 4K Blu-ray on Bravia Core movie service Intel’s latest 11th Gen H-series chips promise the fastest ultraportable gaming laptops yet Intel’s 12th Gen chips look to challenge Arm and Apple’s M1 CPUs later this year Intel has to be better than ‘lifestyle company’ Apple at making CPUs, says new CEO AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 5000 mobile processors promise 2021’s best gaming notebooks AMD says RDNA 2 GPU-powered laptops will arrive in the first half of 2021 Nvidia announces $329 GeForce RTX 3060, available in February Nvidia is bringing its RTX 3080 to laptops on January 26th Asus ROG’s 2021 lineup includes its first convertible gaming laptop (ish) Asus updates Zephyrus G14 and G15 with latest AMD and Nvidia chips Asus’ 2021 laptop line includes two new dual-screen ZenBooks MSI’s new GE76 Raider Dragon Edition Tiamat is a tribute to an ancient goddess Lenovo’s new Legion gaming laptops go all in on AMD’s latest Ryzen chips Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 hands-on: a new direction Acer’s new Predator Triton 300 SE is an ultrapowerful, ultralight gaming laptop MSI’s new Creator 15 comes with RTX 3000 graphics  Razer has created a concept N95 mask with RGB and voice projection LG teases its Rollable phone again LG’s Rollable phone is real and launching in 2021 Weird flex: TCL shows off two more of its rollable, extendable display concepts Watch this flexible LG gaming TV bend from flat to curved Finally you can have ice cream at home thanks to ice cream pods Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Adi Robertson, and Casey Newton chronicle the week since the Capitol riot: Trump gets deplatformed and Parler is removed from app stores. Further reading: It’s 2021, and the pandemic is still here  FDA tells US health providers not to modify COVID-19 vaccine dose schedule Florida counties use Eventbrite to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments Twitter permanently bans Trump Twitter is deleting Trump’s attempts to circumvent ban Twitter bans QAnon supporters, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn Twitter pulls Trump video that it said posed a ‘risk of violence’ Facebook bans Trump ‘indefinitely’ YouTube says it will punish Trump and other channels that continue to spread election lies YouTube removes Trump video addressing Capitol attack Platforms take action against Trump after Capitol mob attack Reddit bans r/donaldtrump forum for inciting violence Twitch disables Trump’s account indefinitely Big Tech pauses political spending after Capitol riot: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Airbnb are pausing spending Shopify takes down Trump’s campaign store Google pulls Parler from Play Store for fostering calls to violence Apple removes Parler from the App Store Parler CEO says even his lawyers are abandoning him Parler is gone for now as Amazon terminates hosting Parler posts, some with GPS data, have been archived by an independent researcher Parler sues Amazon for kicking it off the internet Why the post-Capitol deplatforming was necessary Trump’s ban from Twitter creates the ultimate case of link rot in posts across the internet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Comments (87)

Thomas Vardy

Wow that perfunctory discussion was painfull. Let's contradict each other for 40 minutes, starting with a disagreement and back tracking down to point where no one is actually saying anything. Bother were meek and feckless. Meh

Mar 9th
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Jordan

we in the UK have had a clean and easy to use government website to order a test for many months now. Also a 3 digit number can be called

Nov 2nd
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Rkleap

Google search is just over rated.

Oct 25th
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Debra Dukes

Wow Awesome Podcast really enjoyed just hope that things get better soon. Thanks for sharing Deb 😉✌

May 21st
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LeGraa

Would it make sense to do dual CPU, if that is possible, in the Surface Book Pro? One powerful in the base together with the GPU and one less powerful in the screen? Does the technology exist nor is it to expensive?

May 17th
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Debra Dukes

Niley & Alex Can't thank you enough for touching base on this and Security in general. I have been dealing with tech for Year's and been having issues for some time and to be honest many talk about it, But nothing gets done.So appreciate more people talking about it because it can be frustrating.Thanks so much Deb.👌✌

May 12th
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LeGraa

Wauw Paul... What a great guy you are...

May 1st
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Michael Ballantyne

Paul Miller is the best thing about the Vergecast 😭

May 1st
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Debra Dukes

Nilay, Dieter and Paul Very much enjoyed and so agree hope that Security issues get better soon and hoping that the merger works out well.Thanks for sharing Deb 👍✌

Apr 12th
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Ethan Woods

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Apr 10th
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Debra Dukes

Awesome Job Amy and Nilay,Someone did her Homework very much enjoyed Deb.😉👍✌

Apr 7th
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Debra Dukes

I absolutely loved this and listening to someone explain music that I listened too when I was so young.Whats even better is listening to them in person Thanks all absolutely amazing Deb👌👍✌

Feb 16th
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Debra Dukes

Absolutely Awesome Podcast really enjoyed and always nice to hear from someone who has level head.Also loved how she brought her Dad into by just going around meeting people.Thanks for sharing Deb 👌✌

Feb 15th
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Michael Nichols

I think he's listening to the past with rose-colored monitors... I'd love for him to do a blind test of 320kbps VBR converted from an analog master versus the analog master itself. I couldn't finish listening to him simultaneously say it's not elitist and act like the Pono was something revolutionary. High quality digital recordings have been around. How the sound engineers master it is vastly more important than the medium it is delivered with - analog or digital or bitrate or bit depth.

Jan 28th
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Sebastian Flynn

This is really cringy listening them talk about trucks and cars when they know less than nothing about trucks and cars.

Dec 6th
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Debra Dukes

Truly enjoyed laughed through the whole Podcast Thanks so much for sharing Deb 😉👍✌

Dec 1st
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Debra Dukes

Actually very much enjoyed love listening about other's culture. Thanks so much for sharing Deb

Nov 26th
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Debra Dukes

Niley very much enjoyed.Don't know if I agree with all discussed but was awesome podcast.Thanks so much Guys look forward to reading the book Deb.👌✌

Nov 12th
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Debra Dukes

Always enjoy awesome information. Deb👌✌

Nov 10th
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Debra Dukes

Great Podcast and such a great Company been using their devices and products from the beginning.I have not found anything close to their products Thanks so much for sharing Deb 👍😉✌

Oct 23rd
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