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The tech review season continues this week with reviews of the Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, Microsoft’s Surface Studio, and even an actual book that Apple released. This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter give an overview of these products along with the topic of the week (or the month, or maybe the year): the problem of social media dealing with fake news articles that go viral. Paul sits down with Casey Newton, Silicon Valley editor at The Verge to discuss it all.

00:48 - Fake news on social networks

05:44 - Interview with Casey Newton

33:57 - Macbook Pro with Touch Bar review

39:56 - Apple’s book Designed by Apple in California

44:25 - Apple TV

50:20 - Microsoft’s Surface Studio review

57:54 - PS4 Pro

1:02:52 - NES Classic

If you enjoyed this podcast you can listen to via mobile browser if you really wanted, The Verge has more you can listen to! There’s Ctrl-Walt-Delete with Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel, which dives deep into tech. There’s also What's Tech? with Christopher Thomas Plante, which explains technology in layman's terms. You might also want to check out Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, and Too Embarrassed to Ask hosted by Lauren Goode! You can find them all in iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts nowadays.