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Vergecast: flamethrowers, foldable displays, and a 5G network

Vergecast: flamethrowers, foldable displays, and a 5G network


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The Vergecast is here once again! Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through the news that hit the site this week to fill you in case you missed it. We talk about the Boring Company’s flamethrower, some Samsung leaks and previews, a bit of 5G wireless network talk, and wow — now that I’m looking at it — a lot more topics.

Keep listening for a deep dive into what each member of The Vergecast thinks The Vergecast is, as well as Paul’s weekly segment that everyone knows the name of.

Happy Groundhog Day!

01:12 - Elon Musk has sold all his flamethrowers

11:22 - Samsung Galaxy S9 images leak ahead of next month’s unveiling

13:38 - Samsung says foldable displays and Bixby will help drive growth in 2018

17:41 - The thesis of The Vergecast

27:48 - The Trump administration said it has no plans to build a 5G wireless network

40:26 - Paul’s weekly segment “Not my editor’s choice

44:07 - Headphones talk

50:31 - Nintendo is bringing Mario Kart to smartphones

54:17 - Apple reportedly focusing on reliability and performance in iOS 12 over new features

1:06:55 - ICE has struck a deal to track license plates across the US

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