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The Vergecast reunites at Code Conference

The Vergecast reunites at Code Conference


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This week’s Vergecast is recorded out of the studio. Nilay heads to the West Coast to reunite with Dieter, Lauren, and Casey at this year’s Code Conference. The gang discusses the speakers (in more than one way) at the event including Andy Rubin, Hillary Clinton, and Reed Hastings. They also chat a little about the news outside of the conference.

Back in New York, Paul reports on gadget week with his weekly segment “Let me hug your robot heart.”

There’s a whole lot more in between, so listen to get it all!

01:29 - The case for editing tweets

06:01 - The Essential Phone: a first look at the hardware

30:11 - Paul’s weekly segment “Let me hug your robot heart

32:49 - Netflix CEO says net neutrality is “not our primary battle”

42:41 - Clinton says the Russians had to be “guided by Americans” in how they weaponized information

55:37 - Don’t buy the Chromebook Pro until Google fixes a critical bug

59:11 - Verizon says the Droid brand isn’t dead, but it sure looks like it

1:01:30 - Microsoft's new Skype redesign is a radical change that looks like Snapchat

1:04:55 - Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is reportedly still weeks away from US launch

1:07:11 - Apple’s “Siri speaker’”reportedly enters manufacturing as announcement nears

If you enjoyed this podcast, there’s kinda 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.