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

The AIs are officially out of control
3d ago
The AIs are officially out of control
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss ChatGPT and Gemini updates, Walmart acquiring Vizio, Apple's Sports app, and more. Further reading: Google cut a deal with Reddit for AI training data Google apologizes for ‘missing the mark’ after Gemini generated racially diverse Nazis  Google’s open-source Gemma AI models draw from the research behind Gemini ChatGPT spat out gibberish for many users overnight before OpenAI fixed it One month with Microsoft’s AI vision of the future: Copilot Pro Gemini, Gemma, Goose.  OpenAI can’t register ‘GPT’ as a trademark — yet Artificial investment Walmart to acquire Vizio in $2.3 billion deal Echo Hub review: a simple, customizable smart home control panel Samsung details a host of audio upgrades coming to its phones, tablets, and TVs Apple says the iPhone 15’s battery got better — but won’t say how Rice is not included in Apple’s official guidance for a wet phone One of the last small-ish Android phones looks like it's going the way of the iPhone Mini  OnePlus is getting back into the smartwatch game The Garmin Forerunner 165 could be a great budget running watch  Sony’s PlayStation Portal hacked to run emulated PSP games Framework is selling a cheap modular laptop  Wyze says camera breach let 13,000 customers briefly see into other people’s homes Apple launches Apple Sports app with scores and betting odds  Apple is already defending iMessage against tomorrow’s quantum computing attacks  IBM quantum computing updates: System Two and Heron Microsoft and Intel strike a custom chip manufacturing deal Rivian says it is laying off 10 percent of its workforce as EV woes deepen Ford slashes Mustang Mach-E prices again as EV price war enters its second year 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
Disney’s big bets on sports, streaming, and Fortnite
09-02-2024
Disney’s big bets on sports, streaming, and Fortnite
The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss sports streaming, Apple Vision Pro updates, Bluesky removing its invite system, and more. Further reading: ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. are putting together a juggernaut sports streaming app Disney Plus will start its password-sharing crackdown this summer Disney invests $1.5 billion in Epic to create ‘persistent universe’ tied to Fortnite Apple TV+ Became HBO Before HBO Could Become Netflix @lucas_shaw • All these articles should be required to note that nobody watches Apple TV+. • Threads A new Vision Pro teardown shows Apple’s incredible pixel density Apple’s first Vision Pro beta lets you bring virtual items closer  Apple’s Vision Pro launch day photo drop captures eager customers. The Vision Pro’s killer app: Cybertruck clout-chasing accessory YouTube says a Vision Pro app is ‘on the roadmap’  Vision Pro’s Personas look a little crisper after latest beta update. It’s been 10 hours. Bluesky social network drops invite-only sign ups The fediverse, explained: Mastodon, Threads, and the open future of social networking X hits number one on the Apple App Store amid second celebrity image scandal The FCC bans robocalls with AI-generated voices Ford quietly created its own ‘skunkworks’ team to develop low-cost electric vehicles Apple is still working on foldable iPhones and iPads 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
Vision Pro, Galaxy S24: it’s gadget season again
19-01-2024
Vision Pro, Galaxy S24: it’s gadget season again
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Victoria Song, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Vision Pro demo, the Samsung Galaxy S24 announcement, and more of this week's tech news. Watch the video here Further reading: Apple Vision Pro hands-on, again, for the first time Apple Vision Pro demos will include scanning your glasses to identify your prescription The Apple Vision Pro has a ‘guest’ mode for your friends to try it Apple Vision Pro will launch with 3D movies from Disney Plus Netflix’s app won’t work on the Vision Pro Magic Leap’s CEO isn’t worried about competing with the Apple Vision Pro. Apple Watch ban: everything you need to know Apple Watch sales ban restarts Thursday Apple Watches without banned blood oxygen features will go on sale Thursday morning This smartwatch has the tech that sparked the Apple Watch ban Samsung is making a Galaxy Ring  Samsung’s Galaxy S24 and AI event: all the news The Galaxy S24 Ultra is smarter, pricier, and just as big as ever  Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra might fend off scratches just as well as drops Samsung’s S24 and S24 Plus put new AI smarts in a polished package Samsung’s Galaxy S24 is first to be able to upload HDR photos to Instagram Google’s Circle to Search makes visual searches super simple Samsung’s Galaxy AI is coming to 100 million Galaxy phones. Meta’s new goal is to build artificial general intelligence 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
Rabbit, Ballie, and the other gadgets of CES 2024
12-01-2024
Rabbit, Ballie, and the other gadgets of CES 2024
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz follow up on all the rest of the gadgets and tech seen at CES 2024. Further reading: CES 2024: all the TVs, laptops, smart home gear, and more from the show floor The Rabbit R1 is an AI-powered gadget that can use your apps for you Rabbit sells out 10,000 units of its R1 pocket AI companion in one day Samsung’s Ballie robot is now a projector that follows you around   Wi-Fi 7 quietly took off while everyone was looking at AI Wi-Fi 7 certification is now underway for new routers and devices    Belkin made an iPhone dock that can track you around the room   Satechi’s new Qi2 charging stands are stylish and storable Have yourself some more Thunderbolt 5. Behold: the first Thunderbolt 5 port we’ve seen on an actual PC. I just watched the first interactive broadcast TV channel in the US Thread Group is finally fixing Thread border routers   The Aqara Hub M3 launches at CES 2024  Google and Samsung team up to simplify Android sharing Intel: ‘We are bringing the AI PC to the car’ Hyundai says hydrogen will play a ‘prominent role’ in going carbon neutral   BMW turns inward for CES, announcing new gaming, streaming, AR, and AI features   VW’s software division and Bosch are testing robot parking and EV charging   Volkswagen says it’s putting ChatGPT in its cars for ‘enriching conversations’   Kia’s ‘Platform Beyond Vehicles’ is a family of modular electric minivans for businesses   Mercedes-Benz taps Will.i.am to create an ‘interactive musical experience’ for its cars Mercedes-Benz’s best-in-class voice assistant is getting an AI boost Honda debuts new global EV series, Honda Zero, coming in 2026 Google Chrome is coming to your car Sony’s Afeela needs to be more than a feeling 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
2023's biggest tech stories
22-12-2023
2023's biggest tech stories
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Richard Lawler discuss Apple pulling the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 from its website, the potential Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount merger, and what the biggest stories were on The Verge Dot Com. Further reading: Apple to pull Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 this week due to ITC ban Apple loses attempt to halt Apple Watch sales ban Why the Apple Watch is being banned — and how Apple can avoid it Masimo CEO thinks Apple can’t code its way out of the Watch ban. Apple Watch ban: everything you need to know Beeper is giving up on its iMessage dream Apple reportedly plans Vision Pro launch by February Apple’s immersive next-gen CarPlay will start with Porsche and Aston Martin Bird’s goose is cooked. Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount in discussions for a max merger Adobe explains why it abandoned the Figma deal Adobe won’t compromise on UK’s attempt to block Figma merger Peloton’s oldest bike tablet will be cut off from classes in a few months Peloton’s app now pairs with third-party treadmills for some subscribers Inside Elon Musk’s “extremely hardcore” Twitter Elon Musk predicts X will replace banks in 2024 Mark Zuckerberg agrees to Elon Musk cage match challenge Apple Vision Pro is Apple’s new $3,499 AR headset I wore the Apple Vision Pro. It’s the best headset demo ever. Sam Bankman-Fried gambled on a trial and his parents lost Amazon has just opened up its Sidewalk network to give any gadget free low speed data Sony’s portable PlayStation Portal launches on November 15th for $199.99 Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI OpenAI board in discussions with Sam Altman to return as CEO FTC v. Microsoft: all the news from the big Xbox courtroom battle Buckle up because El Niño is almost here, and it’s going to get hot iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max in titanium: price, features, and release date  This is Microsoft’s new disc-less Xbox Series X design with a lift-to-wake controller Samsung caught faking zoom photos of the Moon The Steam Deck wasn’t born ready, but it’s ready now Inside the AI Factory: the humans that make tech seem human SodaStream is a bad deal, and modding your own is better Did SEO experts ruin the internet or did Google? 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