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. And, remember, promo code. Produced by The Verge and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Introducing Better Worlds
Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "Monsters Come Howling In Their Season" is one of five audio adaptations of Better Worlds that will appear in the Verge Extras podcast feed.In Cadwell Turnbull’s story, “Monsters Come Howling In Their Season,” a journalist travels to St. Thomas in the aftermath of a massive hurricane and sees firsthand how the island’s residents are coping with the help of a community-based AI system called Common.For more videos, audio adaptations, and written stories from Better Worlds, go to theverge.com.
Pixel 3 Lite leaks, Apple releases new battery cases, and Samsung readies the S10
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through a week of gadget news. Images of the Google Pixel 3 “Lite” and the Samsung Galaxy S10 have leaked, starting up a new season of phone releases. The crew also looks forward to what Google will do with its investment in Fossil’s smartwatch tech, Microsoft’s experiment with foldable devices, and how the Federal Trade Commission will react to Tim Cook’s call to give consumers more privacy. There’s a whole lot more in this week’s episode — including Paul’s weekly segment “Please replace magenta” — so listen to it all to stay informed. You can also check out our new narrative fiction series Better Worlds, featuring 10 stories by 10 different fiction writers about the future and hope. YouTube Verge ExtrasThe Verge dot com
August CEO Jason Johnson on opening the smart home of the future
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel chats with August CEO Jason Johnson about smart locks and the challenges of integrating various technologies within a smart home. They discuss whether every company needs to be a data collection company, and why it's so difficult to be a hardware company in tech.
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