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This week we said goodbye to the iPod nano, Adobe Flash, and Microsoft Paint

This week we said goodbye to the iPod nano, Adobe Flash, and Microsoft Paint


A week in review from your pals at The Vergecast

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The Vergecast summer 2017 continues! This week, The Verge launched Verge Guidebook, a new guide to show you what to buy, what you shouldn't, and how to use it all. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul start off the show discussing the new review system and how-tos coming to the site.

Then, there’s another set of obituaries this week: Apple nano, Adobe Flash, and Microsoft Paint. The crew pays their respects to the weird moments these products gave us.

Returning for episode 3 of her series Next Level, Lauren Goode stops by to give us behind-the-scenes info on the latest episode and what’s in store for episode 4.

There’s a whole lot of stuff in between, so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.

03:22 - Welcome to Verge Guidebook

16:51 - Apple confirms iPod nano and iPod shuffle have been discontinued

22:20 - Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020

29:35 - Microsoft Paint isn’t dead yet, will live in the Windows Store for free

39:02 - Next Level episode 3 with Lauren Goode

56:12 - A Wisconsin company will let employees use microchip implants to buy snacks and open doors

1:00:20 - Pixel 2 headphone jack

1:01:21 - Apple supplier Foxconn unveils plan to build a $10 billion LCD factory in Wisconsin

1:17:18 - Paul’s weekly segment “Meizu? Me, too

1:22:22 - Twitter stalls, fails to add new users this quarter

1:23:43 - YouTube’s head of music confirms YouTube Red and Google Play Music will merge to create a new service

1:33:23 - Elon Musk dismisses Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of AI threat as “limited”

1:37:37 - An eight-year-old reviews the Nintendo Switch

If you enjoyed this podcast and the many topics discussed on the show, there’s kinda more you can listen to! Check out Ctrl-Walt-Delete’s final episode, and our Anchor channel, 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.