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Enjoy the archives of this retired series featuring legendary technology columnist Walt Mossberg and The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. The series finale aired on June 13, 2017, shortly before Walt’s well-deserved retirement. For more on what’s happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets, listen and subscribe to The Vergecast.

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Enjoy the archives of this retired series featuring legendary technology columnist Walt Mossberg and The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. The series finale aired on June 13, 2017, shortly before Walt’s well-deserved retirement. For more on what’s happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets, listen and subscribe to The Vergecast.

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313 Ratings
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Great chemistry between the hosts

By Charles rumm - May 03 2017
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you can't get Walt's tech perspective anywhere else. Thanks.

Wonderful Show on Tech/Culture

By EvanMScott - Apr 20 2017
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One of my favorite tech podcasts to date. I'm sad that it's ending soon.

iTunes Ratings

313 Ratings
Average Ratings
266
19
6
4
18

Great chemistry between the hosts

By Charles rumm - May 03 2017
Read more
you can't get Walt's tech perspective anywhere else. Thanks.

Wonderful Show on Tech/Culture

By EvanMScott - Apr 20 2017
Read more
One of my favorite tech podcasts to date. I'm sad that it's ending soon.
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Ctrl-Walt-Delete

Latest release on Nov 08, 2018

All 78 episodes from oldest to newest

Walt Mossberg reacts to the new MacBook Air on The Vergecast

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Walt Mossberg joined The Vergecast this week to discuss his first impressions on Apple's updated Macbook Air.

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Nov 08 2018

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Special edition: Walt and Nilay remember the iMac

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Ctrl-Walt-Delete returns for a special episode all about the iMac 20th anniversary. Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel reminisce on the introduction of Apple's iMac, and how it influenced the open web and computers going forward.

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May 11 2018

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Walt and Nilay sign off

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On Friday, June 9th, Walt and Nilay recorded the final episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete live in front of an audience at the School of Visual Arts theatre in New York City. They also had a frequently mentioned special guest on the show, Dieter Bohn. This is the episode you’ve been waiting for. After a two-week break for Code Conference and Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Walt gave us his takeaways from the interviews at Code and the new products announced from Apple. Nilay and Dieter join Walt in speculating what’s next for their world of consumer tech and tech journalism, with a live Q&A as well. I’d like to take this moment to thank everyone who listened to any episode of the show, those who subscribed, those who read and commented on these posts, those who went to our live shows, and those who sent us feedback, insight, and intros for the show. This podcast became a success because of all of our listeners, and we greatly appreciate it. Stay tuned for more podcasts and audio projects from The Verge.

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Jun 13 2017

1hr 20mins

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Walt and Nilay make tech vanish

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Walt Mossberg’s final weekly column at The Verge before retirement was published today. Our beloved podcast Ctrl-Walt-Delete traditionally echoes his column, and this week’s episode (our 75th!) is no different. In our last episode recorded in studio, Walt and Nilay talk through Walt’s column and the future of tech. The show also focuses on each of the big tech companies and what is possibly in store for their future.

This is an episode you are not going to want to miss.

And I know what you’re thinking... the last show? Well, kind of. We are happy to announce that we are doing a live taping of Ctrl-Walt-Delete for our final show! Come hang out with Walt and Nilay at the School of Visual Arts in New York City on June 9th at 6PM ET. Stay tuned for more details and tickets on the site.

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May 25 2017

1hr 11mins

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Walt and Nilay I/O

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Our news week edition of Ctrl-Walt-Delete continues! Google I/O 2017 kicked off on Wednesday, and we recorded this week's episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete immediately after the opening keynote to get it in to the episode for you. There was a lot that happened so Walt and Nilay break it down for you.

Also, the duo talk a little bit about the Windows hack that was leaked from the NSA and what this could mean for Microsoft and software updates in the future.

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May 18 2017

1hr 5mins

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Walt and Nilay go to the Show

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Our news week edition of Ctrl-Walt-Delete continues as the Echo Show, Amazon’s newest product with Alexa, was announced on Tuesday. Walt and Nilay look at the history of these gadgets, like the Chumby; the current competitors, like Harmon Kardon’s new speaker with Cortana; and also the future of ambient computing. Is Apple next in line to release an Amazon Echo competitor with Siri?

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May 10 2017

55mins

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Walt and Nilay talk Apple, Microsoft and Verizon

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Last week on the show, instead of focusing on a specific topic, Walt and Nilay went over some news in tech in that were of significance to them. Since that went over so well, we decided to do it again. This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt and Nilay discuss earnings that Apple disclosed recently, the Microsoft event announcing new laptops, and Verizon’s public response to net neutrality.

We’ve only got a few episodes left so take advantage of these new episodes while you can!

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May 04 2017

1hr 11mins

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Walt and Nilay on Twitter, Amazon and the FCC

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This week, Walt took a week off from writing his column. However, we still have a brand-new episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete for you! This episode focuses on what has been taking over the news in our world, Amazon’s newest product the Echo Look, Twitter’s revenue and growth, and the FCC’s plan to reverse Title II net neutrality.
We’ve only got a few episodes left so take advantage of these new episodes while you can!

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Apr 27 2017

1hr

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Walt and Nilay squeeze more into less

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After many weeks of anticipation, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally here and our very own Walt Mossberg has given his review. This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt and Nilay bring the new device to the forefront of the show and discuss whether it holds up against other flagship phones like the Google Pixel and iPhone 7, and if it moves past Samsung’s previous mistakes.

Listen through it all to hear what wasn’t brought up in the reviews you’ve read.

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Apr 20 2017

51mins

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Walt and Nilay rescue the internet

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Walt’s column this week proposes a plan to change how the internet is managed, regulated, and operated. He suggests that the US government should preserve the internet in a similar fashion to how natural resources are protected. This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Nilay and Walt discuss what we need to change, and possible solutions for the problems politicians and major corporations are debatably only blocking.

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Apr 13 2017

56mins

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