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Live at SXSW: The Vergecast Part 1

Live at SXSW: The Vergecast Part 1


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As you may have heard, The Vergecast is live this week at South by Southwest! We have one episode down and another one to go on Tuesday.

On this special episode, Nilay and Dieter welcome Lauren Goode and Casey Newton on to talk about the news outside of SXSW in the tech world.

And the show wouldn’t be complete without the weekly gadget segment, so Paul — relaxing at home in New York — sent the gang a letter to keep the tradition alive.

You can listen here, or watch the video on our Facebook page.

03:55 - Google and Levi’s connected smart jacket will come out this fall and costs around $350

06:59 - Uptime is a goofy video sharing app from Google’s Area 120 startup incubator

09:13 - Facebook Messenger Day

19:52 - The Sonos Playbase is a $700 speaker that sits under your TV

26:19 - FCC’s walk back of ISP privacy rules

36:27 - Anchor is like Snapchat stories for audio, and it’s delightful

38:56 - Paul’s weekly segment “Friendship is like a Keurig

41:39 - Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak gives us a close look at button changes

45:20 - LG G6 and the mobile / desktop dream

53:49 - Twitch replaced its homepage with a Twitter clone for gamers

Tune in Tuesday at 1:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM CT / 10:30 AM PT for another live episode!

If you enjoyed this podcast and also the live video, 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 iTunesGoogle PlaySpotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts nowadays.