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Questions about the HomePod, the DJI Mavic Air, and iOS 11.3

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This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul call Ben Popper — former business editor at The Verge who now works with DJI — to answer some questions about the new drone the company announced this week, the Mavic Air.

There is also a discussion about what’s happening at Apple this week. The HomePod was announced without some key features at launch in a few weeks. There’s also an update to iOS 11 that’s being publicly previewed on their website.

There’s a whole lot more in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment “A Kin for your wrist” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

Here are the articles discussed in this week’s episode:

02:45 - Apple previews iOS 11.3

13:37 - Apple will release its $349 HomePod speaker on February 9th

27:54 - DJI Mavic Air with Ben Popper

54:10 - Paul’s weekly segment “A Kin for your wrist

57:43 - Amazon doesn’t care if you accidentally shoplift from its cashier-less store

1:01:17 - RED says its Hydrogen One smartphone will ship this summer

1:01:42 - Acer announces $349 Chromebook Spin 11 with 360-degree hinge and USB-C

1:03:25 - Samsung teases camera improvements for Galaxy S9

1:04:18 - Trump administration wants to end NASA funding for the International Space Station by 2025

1:05:07 - How the Apple Watch tries to change your behavior

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