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The last Vergecast of 2017

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Hello! And happy holidays. This is the last Vergecast of 2017! But we go out with a bang (At least two computers broke down during this recording). The two big things that happened this week was the unveiling of the mysterious Magic Leap augmented reality goggles and Apple confirming they slow down older iPhones. So Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome senior reporter Adi Robertson back to the show, who has been reporting on Magic Leap for the past few years.

There’s a whole lot more in between that, like Paul’s weekly segment “Robots teach me how to breathe?” so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.

01:41 - Magic Leap finally unveils augmented reality goggles

31:39 - Apple confirms iPhones with older batteries will take hits in performance

50:13 - Paul’s weekly segment “Robots teach me how to breathe?

52:45 - Google brings Chrome to the Windows Store as just a download link

57:29 - Caavo, the universal remote control that uses machine vision, will ship on February 14th

1:02:50 - Amazon Echo Spot review

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