Hey, y’all. This week’s episode of Vergecast is the first in our new studio. And our heroes (Nilay, Paul, and Dieter, in case you were unaware) are still getting used to it. But you can’t see them while you’re listening, so it doesn’t really matter! It’s a new look but it has the same great taste. Topics on this week’s show include: lots of TV talk, including Apple TV and Caavo; more unlimited data plans; a bit of consumer audio speak; and a few anecdotes and reviews sprinkled in.
Also, Megan Farokhmanesh stops by briefly to talk about her experience using a new dating app called Hater. Does she love it or hate it? Tune in to find out.
02:17 - Code Media
03:23 - Apple headlines, iPhone 8 rumors
09:58 - TV stuff
14:34 - Planet of the Apps
21:54 - Caavo
40:52 - Hater app with Megan
46:48 - Paul’s weekly segment “Dieter wouldn’t let me make a slurping noise for the name of this segment”
53:08 - Sonos news / consumer audio talk
1:02:28 - Android apps on Chrome OS
If you enjoyed this podcast and all my friends speaking in your ears, we have more stuff you can listen to! We have Ctrl-Walt-Delete with Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel, which dives deep into tech. We have Verge Extras, which experiments with audio and podcasting in new and interesting ways. 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.