Nilay Patel is an American lawyer, editor, and journalist best known for his work at technology news websites Engadget and The Verge.
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
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
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
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
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Brooklyn, NY, USA
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