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    Nintendo Labo, Detroit Auto Show, and Facebook’s transforming News Feed

    Nintendo Labo, Detroit Auto Show, and Facebook’s transforming News Feed


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    Nilay, Dieter, and Paul have returned from CES 2018 and are all together in the New York City office for this week’s Vergecast. As I was typing out the timestamps on here, I realized there’s a lot of news this week. So check it out! We’ve got highlights from the Detroit Auto Show, the changing algorithm of your Facebook News Feed, and the most gadgety gadget we’ve seen in a while, Nintendo Labo.

    There’s a whole lot more discussed in between all of that — like Paul’s weekly segment “Win or Lose 2: the secret to winning” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

    02:31 - YouTube is taking down Tide Pod Challenge videos and oh my god don’t eat laundry pods

    03:40 - YouTube tightens rules around what channels can be monetized

    12:00 - Nintendo is making a bunch of weird DIY cardboard toys for the Switch and they’re awesome

    17:30 - The best, worst, and weirdest cars from the 2018 Detroit Auto Show

    19:40 - Apple’s CarPlay is finally coming to Toyota and Lexus vehicles

    23:13 - Is BMW going to make you pay for Apple CarPlay every year?

    24:43 - Tim Cook says the next iOS update will allow users to disable intentional battery slowdowns

    32:55 - Facebook’s startling new ambition is to shrink

    44:54 - Paul’s weekly segment “Win or Lose 2: the secret to winning

    47:59 - Project Fi creates its own version of an unlimited plan

    51:12 - Half of US Senate supports reversing FCC’s net neutrality ruling, but it still won’t be overturned

    52:23 - Verizon’s streaming TV service might have standalone app ‘channels’

    If you enjoyed this podcast and want to hear more audio from The Verge, well you’re in luck. There’s a new show Why’d You Push That Button, hosted by Kaitlyn Tiffany and Ashley Carman, which you can subscribe to right now!

    Also! You can check out Lauren Goode’s podcast Too Embarrassed to Ask and stay tuned for a NEW podcast hosted by Casey Newton. You can find all these audio shows in Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts.