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The saga continues: the Nintendo Switch review, iPhone rumors, and Ajit Pai antics

The saga continues: the Nintendo Switch review, iPhone rumors, and Ajit Pai antics


This week on Vergecast

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Usually I start these posts by apologizing, but ya know... by now I think you know what you’ve gotten yourself into — unless this is your first episode. So great! Hey! We’ve got a great show for you! (This is a podcast.) Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Ross Miller, and Paul Miller (no relation) compiled a list of things from our cherished website and dug a little deeper, with different angles, viewpoints, and behind-the-scenes journalistic insight.

We’ve got more time with the Nintendo Switch than we did last week (even a taste test), a roundup of MWC announcements from over the weekend, and tons of little stories. I’m sure there’s a bunch of stuff you missed because of the Amazon web server disruption since those four hours were the only time you get your news.

So I have prepared our weekly tech podcast for you right here:

03:04 - Nintendo Switch review: pure potential

14:05 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

21:33 - Amazon’s web servers are back online after more than four hours of disruption

24:34 - Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks in its full glory and The BlackBerry KeyOne resurrects the keyboard with style

30:08 - Google Assistant begins huge expansion across Android devices today

38:05 - 5G: Super fast data, throttled by reality

41:10 - The next iPhone won’t switch to USB-C, but its cable likely will

49:32 - Paul’s weekly segment “Hey look at me now

51:55 - FCC chairman says net neutrality was a mistake

58:40 - YouTube launches its own streaming TV service

1:02:20 - Amazon is working on its own home security camera

1:03:47 - Spotify is preparing to launch a Hi-Fi music tier

If you enjoyed this podcast and think it would be a great show to see live at a festival in Austin, Texas, 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.

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