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

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This is the funnest podcast I’ve ever listened to. I love the chill format. It really feels like you’re just hanging out with your friends talking about cool tech. You’ll love it.

One of the best tech podcasts

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iTunes Ratings

2382 Ratings
Average Ratings
1875
161
88
98
160

Flagship podcast of all podcasts

By lanegandy - Aug 03 2019
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This is the funnest podcast I’ve ever listened to. I love the chill format. It really feels like you’re just hanging out with your friends talking about cool tech. You’ll love it.

One of the best tech podcasts

By Gallagos - Jun 24 2019
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-topical -funny -organized -unique viewpoints
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The Vergecast

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

Rank #1: Google's sale of Motorola, the iPod's decline, and Daft Punk helmets

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The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, technology, and anything else our hosts might deem interesting. On this week's episode, Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, and Dieter Bohn talk about Google's attempt to sell Motorola to Lenovo, the declining sales of the iPod, and the obvious benefits of a Daft Punk helmet.

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Jan 31 2014
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #2: Apple iPhone XS event, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4

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Vergecast hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn attended the Apple event on Wednesday, and they were able to get their hands on the new iPhones and Apple Watch that were on display.

After the event, they headed to our San Francisco studio to Skype with Paul Miller to record their first impressions, a summary of the event, and lay to rest some conspiracies.

That’s all you really need to know before listening!

3:11 - Apple’s AirPower charger is still a no-show, one year after it was first announced

5:18 - September Keynote 2018 — Opening Film

08:33 - iPhone XS and XS Max: hands-on with Apple’s giant new phone

13:18 - The 3 best and worst features of the iPhone XS and XS Max

20:32 - iPhone XS Max overview

31:16 - Apple iPhone XR hands-on: the new default iPhone

47:15 - Paul’s weekly segment “E-skates arm race”

49:39 - Apple watch4 hands-on: bigger is better

1:04:15 - Apple adds lyric search, phone calls, and multiple timers to the HomePod

1:14:47 - What’s worse than a dongle? No dongle
Sep 13 2018
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #3: Mac craziness, YouTube TV, and Project Scorpio

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Hey! The Verge has brought you another episode of The Vergecast. This week we’ve got Nilay, Paul, Ashley, and Dieter talkin’ the tech talk to y’all: more specifically the future of Mac computers, Youtube TV, and the newest Android phones on the market.
As always, Paul and Ashley share their gadget of the week, and Nilay makes fun of Dieter for wearing AirPods. Listen to the whole show for more.

02:50 - Apple working on “completely rethought” Mac Pro and pro display

28:30 - Paul’s weekly segment “Here’s a new phone!”

29:09 - Ashley’s weekly segment “Huh, this looks a lot like a beehive”

31:15 - YouTube TV

42:30 - HTC U Ultra, LG G6, and other Android phones

52:54 - Project Scorpio
Apr 07 2017
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #4: iPhone chips, Scorpio specs, and RIP NES Classic

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This week on Vergecast, Chris Plante is in town! Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring him in to discuss a few things that confused us all throughout the week — Apple and Qualcomm suing each other, how the FCC may kill net neutrality, and Nintendo discontinuing the NES Classic.
There’s a lot more in between all that so take a listen, give us a review, and enjoy your weekend.

01:50 - The FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy

16:59 - Qualcomm sues Apple for hobbling its iPhone chips to make Intel look better

33:12 - Microsoft reveals its final Xbox Project Scorpio specs

52:00 - Nintendo doesn’t want your money — it wants your soul

1:00:03 - Paul’s weekly segment “Guess who’s got a birthday coming up?”
Apr 14 2017
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #5: The RED iPhone, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and the new iPad

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The Vergecast returns to New York! Nilay, Dieter, Natt, and Megan are here to update you with the news of the week. Apple has a new iPhone... kinda! And a new iPad... kinda! Natt got a look at the Android O developer preview, and Megan played Mass Effect: Andromeda. There’s a lot of stuff in between that so listen!

01:40 - Apple’s new products

05:04 - Apple replaces iPad Air 2 with cheaper 9.7-inch iPad

10:38 - Apple bought the best utility app for the iPhone, Workflow

16:52 - Apple’s new Clips app makes social videos for other social networks

21:43 - Android O brings fun customizations that set the stage for bigger changes

30:15 - Android / Chrome tablets

34:33 - Megan’s Kulture Korner

48:33 - Natt’s weekly segment “Did you know hoverboards were still a thing?”

51:32 - Samsung S8 / DeX
Mar 24 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #6: HomePod, WWDC 2017, and DJI Spark

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This week, it’s Apple’s turn to take over The Vergecast. Dieter and Jake have just come back from WWDC while Nilay and Paul watched from afar so the gang has a lot to talk about with the new products announced.
We also have Ben Popper stop by the show to talk about DJI’s newest drone, the Spark.
There’s a whole lot more in between that so listen to it all you get it all.

04:56 - Apple announces HomePod speaker to take on Sonos

32:14 - DJI Spark review with Ben Popper

47:22 - Apple announces new 10.5-inch iPad Pro

1:02:51 - Apple is launching an iOS ‘ARKit’ for augmented reality apps

1:06:05 - iMac Pro introduced / macOS High Sierra

1:18:37 - watchOS 4 brings new Siri watchface, fitness coaching, and a new app-browsing UI

1:21:32 - Paul’s weekly segment “Gates-all-around, all around”
Jun 08 2017
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #7: Live from WWDC and E3

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Another week on the road for Vergecast; we recorded from WWDC and we have (cross off your bingo square) special guests! All together in the same room again, Nilay and Dieter bring back the ever-wise Lauren Goode and Walt Mossberg, with first-time Vergecaster and co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk Alley" Jon Fortt. Also, Paul Miller's weekly segment "Games are Gadgets Too" calls Casey Newton live from E3 to talk about the newest demos on the show floor.
watchOS 01:58
macOS 17:39
tvOS 28:31
Paul’s Games are Gadgets Too: 43:43
iOS: 58:31
Final thoughts 01:27:50
Jun 17 2016
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #8: New Gmail, Spectacles 2.0, and iPhone SE 2?

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This week on The Vergecast, Dieter, Natt, and Paul are still without Nilay but there’s a whole lot to talk about.

Google made some changes with Gmail — which is now live, and Snap surprised us this week with their new edition of Spectacles — but what makes them different from the original model?

Also, there’s a whole bunch of Amazon news and rumors this week, including an Echo Dot for your child.

There’s even a whole lot more in between that — like the segment Paul does every week (say it with me) “I’ve carved this for you out of aluminum” — so listen if you listen to this whole episode of The Vergecast, you’ll be all up to date with the tech news of the week and won’t have to worry about much else the rest of your weekend. 

01:20 - Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

09:49 - Google is finally making a standalone Tasks app

16:38 - Snap’s second-generation Spectacles are more grown up — and more expensive

28:05 - Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of your car

32:33 - Amazon’s new Echo Dot Kids Edition comes with a colorful case and parental controls

37:04 - Amazon is reportedly working on its first home robot

40:29 - Amazon teases upcoming Fire TV Cube

43:41 - Paul’s weekly segment “I’ve carved this for you out of aluminum”

45:53 - Dieter essential phone feels

47:47 - There are a ton of sketchy rumors about an upcoming iPhone SE 2

50:44 - The OnePlus 6 is coming on May 16th

52:56 - Spotify launches a redesigned app with on-demand playlists for free users
Apr 27 2018
56 mins
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Rank #9: Android Wear 2.0, Google Smart Home, and Vizio gets caught

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This week on Vergecast, we’re in our new office! But our studios aren’t ready yet! So Nilay and Paul set up in a conference room and Skype with Dieter to share what they learned in the tech world over the past seven days. We even recorded it for you!

Here it is.

01:54 - Android Wear 2.0

14:52 - Google Assistant on phone and smart home

27:02 - Apple's Ultra Accessory Connector dashes any hopes of a USB-C iPhone

32:08 - Fidget cube

33:56 - Most smart TVs are tracking you — Vizio just got caught

43:52 - Paul’s weekly segment “Please don’t talk to me, can’t you see I’m busy?”

47:13 - Neckbuds

51:30 - The Nintendo Switch is missing a golden tablet opportunity

57:16 - Lightning round
Feb 10 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #10: Tinder DJs

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Today on The Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter are joined in studio by Lauren Goode to continue their discussion about the iPad Pro, as well as how it stacks up against the Surface Pro 4. In addition, the panel will discuss the end of Rdio, as well as the best set-top box on the market. Nicola Fumo once
again occupies the hypeseat.
Nov 20 2015
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #11: Microsoft Build 2017, Echo Show, and a Cortana speaker

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Welcome back. This week’s episode of The Vergecast comes after Microsoft Build 2017, so Nilay and Dieter bring in Ashley Carman and first-time guest Chaim Gartenberg, two of our great Circuit Breaker reporters, to fill us in on what happened. The cast also discusses Amazon’s newest addition to the Echo lineup, the Echo Show, and what’s happening with these voice assistant products.
There’s a lot more in the show, so listen to it all to get all the scoops.

01:38 - Microsoft Build 2017

20:38 - Windows Store news

22:57 - 10 S — lockdown

29:25 - Microsoft’s Story Remix app is Windows Movie Maker on steroids

24:17 - Harman Kardon teases its Cortana-powered speaker

37:13 - Amazon officially unveils touchscreen Echo Show

55:12 - Ashley’s weekly segment “Echo Gadget”
May 12 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #12: iPhone 8 review, Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review, and Apple TV 4K review

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Last week, we brought you The Vergecast live from San Francisco after the Apple event. This week, The Vergecast is back in NYC for Apple reviews week.

Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Lauren Goode, and Dan Seifert go through the reviews, including the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, and the 4K Apple TV.

There’s a lot more in between that — more leaks about the upcoming Google event! — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

02:51 - iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review

35:32 - Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review

1:00:26 - Apple TV 4K review

1:24:27 - Google leaks

1:27:19 - Paul’s weekly segment “DOG FOOD PODS”

1:29:40 - Google is buying part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion
Sep 22 2017
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #13: Apple's iPhone X Event, Bodega, and Animoji

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Recorded live in front of an audience in San Francisco after Apple's iPhone X event, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome Lauren Goode and Casey Newton back to The Vergecast to run through everything announced at the new Steve Jobs theater in Apple Park. 
The gang also takes questions from the audience. 
If you weren't able to make it to the show, we've got the tape for you here. 
02:11 - Apple park

07:54 - Apple TV 4K 

12:32 - iPhone 8 

17:52 - iPhone X 

28:57 - "the notch" 

38:38 - Apple Watch

48:41 - Paul's weekly segment "Is there a refrigerator in this thing?"

53:40 - Animoji

1:02:34 - The state of Apple

1:17:37 - Q & A
Sep 15 2017
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #14: Emotional time zones

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This week on Vergecast, Dieter and Nilay bring back Paul Miller to talk about this week in tech and gadgets, as well as science reporter Arielle Duhaime-Ross to discuss what it was like to spend four days with a biohacker while he tried to kill and then replace his body’s bacteria.
May 06 2016
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #15: Updated Macbook Pros, Microsoft Surface Go, and this week in Elon

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This week on The Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter discuss an Apple event they were invited to this week for Apple’s updated MacBook Pros. Along with Paul, they dive into how creatives are using these machines, and what these new specs are.

Another laptop announcement from this week is Microsoft’s Surface Go. The crew runs through their demo with the computer and discuss how it compares to the other Surface devices.

And continuing with our trend, we also have a new edition of “This week in Elon Musk,” hosted by science editor Liz Lopatto.

There’s a lot more in between that — like Paul’s newly sponsored segment “Hearrings” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

01:36 - 10 years of app store

05:12- Apple’s new MacBook Pros have the latest Intel processors and quieter keyboards

21:58 - Apple worked with Blackmagic on a new external GPU

33:09 - This week in Elon Musk with Liz Lopatto

38:20 - Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go aims to stand out from iPads or Chromebooks

45:49 - Magic Leap is shipping its first headset this summer

51:56 - Justice Department appeals ruling in attempt to block massive AT&T–Time Warner merger

57:24 - Paul’s weekly segment “Hearrings”

1:00:23 - YouTube TV goes down (again) during World Cup

1:02:43 - Xbox One is getting Dolby Vision support

1:03:32 - Apple will end its photo printing operation in September

1:06:55 - This amazing new web tool lets you create microsites that exist solely as URLs

1:08:09 - This app reads Wikipedia to teach you about the cities you’re driving through
Jul 13 2018
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #16: WWDC, Sonos Beam, and Microsoft buys Github

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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference happened this week, and Nilay, Dieter, Jake, and Ashley are on top of it.

Second half of the show, we’ve got Dieter’s exclusive look at the Sonos Beam, Microsoft buying GitHub, a new Fire TV thingy, and breaking news for Essential.

There’s a whole lot more in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment (hosted by Jake Kastrenakes) “Hey look at this thing I just found on theverge.com“ — so if you listen to it all, you’ll get it all. 

02:48 - Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference

04:35 - Siri will soon be able to pull off multistep routines through Shortcuts

15:40 - Walkie-Talkie on the Apple Watch is a clever riff on FaceTime Audio

19:01 - Apple’s Memoji lets you create an Animoji of yourself

23:35 - Apple CarPlay will soon let you use Google Maps, Waze, and other third-party maps

25:21 - Apple will let developers port iOS apps to macOS in 2019

33:51 - The Apple TV is finally getting Dolby Atmos support

38:56 - The Essential Phone’s first new module since launch is a magnetic headphone jack

41:02 - The Beam is Sonos’ ambitious attempt to win the living room

50:40 - Amazon’s Fire TV Cube is an Echo, streaming box, and universal remote in one

55:05 - Paul’s weekly segment “Hey look at this thing I just found on theverge.com” by Jake

57:30 - Microsoft confirms it’s acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion

1:00:07 - Facebook accused of giving over 60 device makers inappropriate access to user data

1:06:06 - Instagram might soon let you post videos up to an hour long

1:09:48 - California’s net neutrality bill could set a national standard
Jun 08 2018
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #17: Swipe left for iPad

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The week on the Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter are joined by Nicola Fumo and Lauren Goode to talk about the iPad Pro, Tinder, and the BlackBerry Priv.
Nov 13 2015
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #18: macOS Mojave beta, Microsoft Surface USB-C dongle, and this week in Elon Musk

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The Vergecast starts off this week in a traditional fashion with a talk about dongles — Microsoft’s $80 USB-C dongle to be exact. But there’s a whole bunch of little things that also happened this week that Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss. We’ve got Apple acknowledging the problem with its MacBook keyboards, Google demoing Duplex, and Apple releasing the Mojave public beta.

Also this week, we bring you two new rotating segments on the show. First we have transportation reporter Sean O’Kane with “This Week in Elon Musk” — a rundown of the news that happened this week in the Elon Musk canon. Second, culture reporters Megan Farokhmanesh and Bijan Stephen run though their favorite “Culture Headlines” on The Verge this week.

And of course we’ve got Paul’s weekly segment that he does every week, “Rhymes With What’s Poppin’,” so if you listen to the whole show, you’ve got a stew going.

02:20 - Microsoft’s Surface USB-C dongle launches on June 29th for $79.99

09:15 - Apple acknowledges faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards with new repair program

15:00 - macOS Mojave is now available in public beta

20:59 - Intel now faces a fight for its future

29:06 - This week in Elon Musk with Sean O’Kane

33:41 - Google Duplex really works and testing begins this summer

42:03 - BlackBerry Key2 review: a keyboard with a phone

42:59 - LG says screw everything, we’re doing five cameras for the V40

43:57 - The Galaxy Note 9 hits the FCC, with launch of Samsung’s next flagship presumably on the horizon

45:51 - AT&T more than doubles ‘admin fee’ for every wireless customer

48:31 - Culture headlines with Megan and Bijan

52:58 - Honda retires its famed Asimo robot

53:41 - Paul’s weekly segment “Rhymes with whats poppin”

55:58 - Amazon adds voice control to its Alexa iOS app

59:19 - Sonos Beam review: living room upgrade
Jun 29 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #19: iPod nano discontinued, Microsoft Paint's fate, and Foxconn's new factory

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The Vergecast summer 2017 continues! This week, The Verge launched Verge Guidebook, a new guide to show you what to buy, what you shouldn't, and how to use it all. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul start off the show discussing the new review system and how-tos coming to the site.

Then, there’s another set of obituaries this week: Apple nano, Adobe Flash, and Microsoft Paint. The crew pays their respects to the weird moments these products gave us.

Returning for episode 3 of her series Next Level, Lauren Goode stops by to give us behind-the-scenes info on the latest episode and what’s in store for episode 4.

There’s a whole lot of stuff in between, so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.

03:22 - Welcome to Verge Guidebook

16:51 - Apple confirms iPod nano and iPod shuffle have been discontinued

22:20 - Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020

29:35 - Microsoft Paint isn’t dead yet, will live in the Windows Store for free

39:02 - Next Level episode 3 with Lauren Goode

56:12 - A Wisconsin company will let employees use microchip implants to buy snacks and open doors

1:00:20 - Pixel 2 headphone jack

1:01:21 - Apple supplier Foxconn unveils plan to build a $10 billion LCD factory in Wisconsin

1:17:18 - Paul’s weekly segment “Meizu? Me, too”

1:22:22 - Twitter stalls, fails to add new users this quarter

1:23:43 - YouTube’s head of music confirms YouTube Red and Google Play Music will merge to create a new service

1:33:23 - Elon Musk dismisses Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of AI threat as “limited”

1:37:37 - An eight-year-old reviews the Nintendo Switch
Jul 28 2017
1 hour 39 mins
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Rank #20: Apple goes to war with Facebook and Google

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Apple has disabled Facebook and Google’s internal applications after privacy violations were revealed, leaving Google and Facebook employees at a standstill for key operations. Meanwhile, in other Apple news, the tech giant’s revenue declined over the holiday quarter and is reportedly testing new iPhones with three rear cameras and a USB-C port.
Feb 01 2019
1 hour 28 mins
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