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An audio tour of this week in news: Microsoft Build and the Echo Show

An audio tour of this week in news: Microsoft Build and the Echo Show


The latest episode of The Vergecast

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Welcome back. This week’s episode of The Vergecast comes after Microsoft Build 2017, so Nilay and Dieter bring in Ashley Carman and first-time guest Chaim Gartenberg, two of our great Circuit Breaker reporters, to fill us in on what happened. The cast also discusses Amazon’s newest addition to the Echo lineup, the Echo Show, and what’s happening with these voice assistant products.

There’s a lot more in the show, so listen to it all to get all the scoops.

01:38 - Microsoft Build 2017

20:38 - Windows Store news

22:57 - 10 S — lockdown

29:25 - Microsoft’s Story Remix app is Windows Movie Maker on steroids

24:17 - Harman Kardon teases its Cortana-powered speaker

37:13 - Amazon officially unveils touchscreen Echo Show

55:12 - Ashley’s weekly segment “Echo Gadget

If you enjoyed this podcast and are still looking for that tech podcast fix, there’s more you can listen to! There’s 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.