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Vergecast: S9 leaks, Twitter bots, and a new Verge podcast

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This week on The Vergecast, Dieter is on vacation, so Silicon Valley editor and host of an upcoming Verge podcast, Casey Newton, joins us. Nilay, Paul, and Casey run through the news of the week, including Samsung Galaxy S9 leaks, Twitter bots, and third-party keyboards.

Also, as a preview of Casey’s upcoming podcast Converge with Casey Newton, Casey takes over as the host of The Vergecast for a segment to beta test a new game for his podcast with Nilay and Paul as contestants.

We’ve got a whole lot more in between that — like Paul’s segment he does every week “Warm robot hugs” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

02:26 - Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9

09:26 - Intel’s 5G laptops vs Qualcomm’s all day LTE laptops

16:22 - Does Google Reply count as another messaging app?

20:28 - Swype keyboard has been discontinued

22:00 - Twitter bans bulk tweeting and duplicate accounts in bot crackdown

31:32 - Here are some Twitter options for Mac users now that the official app is going away

37:05 - Converge with Casey Newton beta

56:36 - Paul’s weekly segment “Warm robot hugs

58:26- Apple employees can’t stop walking into the beautiful glass doors at new Apple Park campus