Everyone was in New York this week, so we had a jam-packed studio with Nilay, Dieter, and Paul, along with culture reporter Megan Farokhmanesh and transportation reporter Andrew Hawkins. Megan joins us on Vergecast for the first time to talk about what dominates the site this week: Nintendo’s new mobile game Super Mario Run, and the new Star Wars film Rogue One (no spoilers). Meanwhile, Andrew enlightens us on what is going on in the world of self-driving cars: Uber’s autonomous cars in San Francisco, and Google’s new car company Waymo.
There’s a lot more along with that so hit play and drive.
02:21 - Super Mario Run
14:41 - Rogue One
23:16 - Uber / Google self-driving car news with Andrew Hawkins
45:39 - Lightning round (kinda) starts here
45: 48 - Apple TV app
54:48 - AirPods
58:17 - Paul’s weekly segment “Speaking of Things You Can’t Buy”
If you enjoyed this podcast and can’t wait to see it live on video at CES, The Verge has more stuff you can listen to! There’s Ctrl-Walt-Delete with Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel, which dives deep into tech. 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.