Episode from the podcastThe Vergecast

The rise of Clubhouse competitors / Apple's WWDC rumors / What is Google Chrome FLoC?

Released Friday, 2nd April 2021
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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


We read your phone plan’s fine print so you don’t have to

The unsettling surveillance of anti-Asian racism

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