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Vergecast: Waymo v. Uber, all software is broken, and the web still lives

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A lot to unpack on this week’s podcast

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This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome senior writer Sarah Jeong to the show for the first time. Sarah was at the federal court in San Francisco for Waymo v. Uber trial and has been reporting on it for The Verge, so she lends us her expertise to explain what was going on between the two companies.

Also, Dieter explains why so much software is broken and also checks the pulse of the open web with this week’s tech headlines.

There’s a whole lot more in between that — like the segment Paul does every week “Fingers are round if you think about it” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

01:06 - HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring

06:28 - Tesla Model 3 first impressions feat. MKBHD

07:34 - The Uber-Waymo trial with Sarah Jeong

25:21 - Major new iOS bug can crash iPhones and disable access to apps and iMessages

32:52 - Samsung halts Android Oreo rollout on Galaxy S8 due to ‘unexpected’ restarts

35:21 - Fiat Chrysler sent an over-the-air update that is causing Uconnect to endlessly reboot

39:27 - Paul’s weekly segment “Fingers are round if you think about it

41:56 - Microsoft is turning Progressive Web Apps into Windows apps

45:42 - The ‘Stories’ format is coming to Google search next

57:36 - Caavo review

1:04:56 - Boston Dynamics robots can now hold the door for its friends

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