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 Ross...is already in holiday mode.
Grab a glass of eggnog (from justthenog.com) 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.