Skip to main content

Vergecast: Mojave beta, a culture roundup, and this week in Elon

Vergecast: Mojave beta, a culture roundup, and this week in Elon


There’s a lot more too, but I couldn’t fit it in the headline

Share this story

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge

The Vergecast starts off this week in a traditional fashion with a talk about dongles — Microsoft’s $80 USB-C dongle to be exact. But there’s a whole bunch of little things that also happened this week that Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss. We’ve got Apple acknowledging the problem with its MacBook keyboards, Google demoing Duplex, and Apple releasing the Mojave public beta.

Also this week, we bring you two new rotating segments on the show. First we have transportation reporter Sean O’Kane with “This Week in Elon Musk” — a rundown of the news that happened this week in the Elon Musk canon. Second, culture reporters Megan Farokhmanesh and Bijan Stephen run though their favorite “Culture Headlines” on The Verge this week.

And of course we’ve got Paul’s weekly segment that he does every week, “Rhymes With What’s Poppin’,” so if you listen to the whole show, you’ve got a stew going.

02:20 - Microsoft’s Surface USB-C dongle launches on June 29th for $79.99

09:15 - Apple acknowledges faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards with new repair program

15:00 - macOS Mojave is now available in public beta

20:59 - Intel now faces a fight for its future

29:06 - This Week in Elon Musk with Sean O’Kane

33:41 - Google Duplex really works and testing begins this summer

42:03 - BlackBerry Key2 review: a keyboard with a phone

42:59 - LG says screw everything, we’re doing five cameras for the V40

43:57 - The Galaxy Note 9 hits the FCC, with launch of Samsung’s next flagship presumably on the horizon

45:51 - AT&T more than doubles ‘admin fee’ for every wireless customer

48:31 - Culture Headlines with Megan and Bijan

52:58 - Honda retires its famed Asimo robot

53:41 - Paul’s weekly segment “Rhymes With What’s Poppin’

55:58 - Amazon adds voice control to its Alexa iOS app

59:19 - Sonos Beam review: living room upgrade

If you enjoyed this podcast and want to hear more audio from The Verge, well here you go. Season 2 of Why’d You Push That Button hosted by Kaitlyn Tiffany and Ashley Carman released the season finale! We’re in talks about season 3, so you can subscribe to get ready. Find it anywhere you listen to The Vergecast, such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, or our plain ol’ RSS feed.

Also, check out Casey Newton’s new Converge with Casey Newton now! This week, Casey talks to Mike Maples Jr, of Floodgate Capital. You can also subscribe to that show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, via RSS feed, or wherever you get your podcasts.