Verge video disjointed intonation
I understand that when video reviews are made for The Verge then the audio narration is recorded separately and also not necessarily in one recording stream (they might take a break and come back fresh for the next paragraph), or not even necessarily in chronological order, but it would be nice if the production side would consider intonation flow.
When an essay is read allowed or a speech is given, the intonation of any sentence or paragraph is influenced by the previously established ideas. This creates a sense of flow and a build up of ideas. An example of this might be that a reviewer may point out a negative of something in one paragraph but a positive in the following paragraph. For this reason, when reading the latter they would ad a conciliatory tone to their intonation. In this case the intonation would communicate the idea that 'although the product is not perfect it does have redeeming features that balance out the negatives'. This paralanguage is just as important as actual language.
The way the review videos are narrated on The Verge are as if each and every paragraph is the very first one. This creates a constant audio jump cut sense as if we have just cancelled the audio and jumped back to the start of it again. So the part of the brain that follows the language is tracking the development of the narrative of the review but the part of the brain that takes it's cue from intonation is given the impression that we have jumped to completely new and different subject.
In short, this is annoying. The videos are very well made but there is a lack of understanding as to how intonation flow contributes towards the conveyance of ideas. Please ask the production crew and presenters give some consideration to this.