Welcome to the Vergecast. Thank you for visiting. To your right, you'll find a fine selection of witty commentary and daring insights. To your left, you'll find dad jokes. Front and center is our host, Nilay Patel, who still has deep* feelings about IR blasters. In the hype seat, there is hype. It is a good Vergecast, it is true, and we are so glad you could make it.
We'll be live at our usual time today — 4:30PM ET / 11:30PM PT / 8:30PM GMT. You can watch via the Livestream embed above. And if you miss the live show, you can always watch the replay (using the embed above) or download the audio version on iTunes. And speaking of iTunes, be sure to rate us five stars if you enjoyed the show. We'll do our best to make sure you do.
We have a whole network of podcasts now! You can find them all in iTunes. They include the all new Ctrl Walt Delete podcast with Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel, which dives deep into tech; Verge ESP with Emily Yoshida and Liz Lopatto, which blurs the lines between science and entertainment, and What's Tech? with Christopher Thomas Plante, which explains technology in layman's terms. You might also want to check out Re/code Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher.