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Editors’ commentary of this week at The Verge

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Here’s The Vergecast. This week, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul plow through a week of news starting with (no surprise) the FCC’s ongoing mission to destroy net neutrality. This was also a week full of new gadgets — from the new Microsoft Surface Pro, to the Jamboard, to a $9,000 laptop, we walk you through the things we saw and reviewed in the Circuit Breaker world.

Also, even though we filled our time, we added a bonus segment in between it all: Vlad Savov, a fan favorite of the show, stops by and quickly breaks down what is on his mind and what gadgets have piqued his interests.

There’s a whole bunch of other stuff discussed on the show, (sorry, this show is an hour and a half), so listen through it all for more.

03:27 - Breaking down the FCC’s proposal to destroy net neutrality

32:36 - Inside the mind of Vlad

49:38 - And now, a brief definition of the web

51:03 - Microsoft's new Surface Pro has 13.5 hours of battery life and LTE option

56:22 - Microsoft has created a Surface USB-C dongle for “people who love dongles”

1:00:12 - DJI's $499 Spark is the company's cheapest and tiniest drone yet

1:04:43 - Google made a $5,000 whiteboard — and it’s weirdly fun

1:06:14 - Samsung responds to complaints about HDMI switching, will offer a firmware update

1:10:57 - How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game

1:11:54 - Acer Predator 21 X review

1:14:14 - Paul’s weekly segment “Vroom Vroom goes the car

1:17:00 - TV lightning round

If you enjoyed this podcast and the extra half an hour of it, 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.