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The HomePod, Intel’s Vaunt smart glasses, and the Falcon Heavy launch

The HomePod, Intel’s Vaunt smart glasses, and the Falcon Heavy launch


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A lot of things happened this week in the world of The Verge, and we have some first-hand experience to share.

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul, welcome science reporter Loren Grush back to the show to tell us what it was like to watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch in person, as well as meeting SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Also, Dieter got an exclusive look at Intel’s new smart glasses, and Nilay reviewed Apple’s HomePod, so they share their experiences with the technology and discuss what it means for the rest of the market.

There’s a lot more in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment “USB-C-crets” (I think that’s how you spell it) — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

02:17 - Intel made smart glasses that look normal

20:40 - Apple HomePod review

44:28 - SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch with Loren Grush

1:07:57 - Paul’s weekly segment “USB-C-crets

1:11:44 - The Uber-Waymo trial: greed, ambition, and robot cars

1:15:01 - Inside the desperate fight to keep old TVs alive

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