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On the Vergecast: holographic memories, Pixel 2 XL screen, and Harmony Link hub

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There’s a lot of little tech news this week, and we’ve got the perfect podcast to sum it all up. This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through topics like Samsung’s ad that mocks the iPhone, the update to Pixel 2 XL screens, and Logitech shutting down Harmony Link hub services.

Also, The Verge’s video series Next Level is back! Lauren Goode returns to talk about the season premiere, which deals with creating holographic videos, and how that can be used to preserve memories.

There’s a whole lot more in between that — like obviously Paul’s weekly segment “One 2 Won (One)” — so listen to this whole show to get everything you need.

02:23 - Samsung returns to mock iPhone X buyers in latest commercial

06:06 - An iOS bug won't let some users type 'I'

15:02 - Google updates Pixel 2 XL with new 'saturated' color display option

18:21 - How big of a problem is the Pixel 2 XL's screen, really?

21:32 - Next Level S02 E01 with Lauren Goode

43:36 - Logitech will brick its Harmony Link hub for all owners in March

52:49 - Intel and AMD team up against Nvidia to produce a new laptop chip

59:32 - Paul’s weekly segment One 2 Won (One)

1:02:26 - Justice Department pushes back against AT&T–Time Warner merger

1:10:32 - Broadcom may acquire Qualcomm amid existential legal battle with Apple

If you enjoyed this podcast and want to hear more audio from The Verge, well here you go. We have a new show Why’d You Push That Button, hosted by Kaitlyn Tiffany and Ashley Carman, which you can subscribe to right now! This week’s episode is about sharing streaming service passwords.

You might also want to check out Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, and Too Embarrassed to Ask hosted by The Verge’s Lauren Goode! You can find them all in iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts.