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Vergecast fireside chat: Zuckerberg's smarthome, Android Wear, and CES predictions

Our final episode of 2016

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As the year ends, Nilay, Dieter, Paul, and Ross gather together from across the country via Skype to sit down and bring up what’s been troubling them this week. Nilay can’t stand Mark Zuckerberg’s video about his home AI, Dieter doesn’t know what laptop to take to CES, Paul feels that emoji is too totalitarian, and already in holiday mode.

Grab a glass of eggnog (from and sit beside the fire with your favorite tech luminaries of 2016.

04:11 - Mark Zuckerberg’s “smart home

14:56 - Rogue One talk (level 4 spoilers 16:51-18:01)

17:59 - laptops

22:42 - Apple, Macbook batteries, and new desktops

26:23 - Emoji consortium

28:52 - AirPods review

34:58 - Android Wear

43:34 - CES 2017 predictions

55:08 - Paul's weekly segment "WebOS still exists, Dieter. Are you sad?"

59:19 - Dieter note

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! We have 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.