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Vergecast: Code Conference, Pixel 3 rumors, and WWDC preview

Vergecast: Code Conference, Pixel 3 rumors, and WWDC preview


Plus: is your phone a tool or an instrument?

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The Vergecast is here once again to fulfill the weekly prophecy of illuminating tech news. This week, Dieter is at Recode’s Code Conference, but he still calls in to talk to Nilay, Natt, and Paul about what he saw and heard.

Also, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is next week, so the crew runs through what to expect.

There’s a whole lot in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment “Embarrassingly parallel,” rumors about the next Pixel phone, and some deep philosophy about whether a phone is a tool or an instrument — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

00:41 - Code Conference 2018

5:32 - Evan Spiegel on Facebook: ‘We would really appreciate it if they copied our data protection practices’

11:56 - AT&T and Verizon both want to run massive ad-tracking networks to rival Facebook

21:03 - Apple’s WWDC 2018: iOS 12, macOS, and what else to expect

27:31 - Apple’s AirPlay 2 with multiroom audio streaming and stereo

37:41 - Paul’s weekly segment “Embarrassingly parallel

40:24 - Cryptocurrency mining rigs are just PCs — so why won’t Stripe let you sell them?

44:04 - Google reportedly planning Pixel 3 for October, and the XL model will have a notch

48:26 - 2018 O’Reilly AI Keynote, Thomas Reardon, CEO, CTRL-labs

53:02 - Your phone is an instrument, not a tool

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