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Vergecast: MacBook Pro and Surface Go

Vergecast: MacBook Pro and Surface Go


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This week on The Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter discuss an Apple event they were invited to this week for Apple’s updated MacBook Pros. Along with Paul, they dive into how creatives are using these machines, and what these new specs are.

Another laptop announcement from this week is Microsoft’s Surface Go. The crew runs through their demo with the computer and discuss how it compares to the other Surface devices.

And continuing with our trend, we also have a new edition of “This week in Elon Musk,” hosted by science editor Liz Lopatto.

There’s a lot more in between that — like Paul’s newly sponsored segment “Hearrings” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

01:36 - 10 years of the App Store

05:12- Apple’s new MacBook Pros have the latest Intel processors and quieter keyboards

21:58 - Apple worked with Blackmagic on a new external GPU

33:09 - “This week in Elon Musk” with Liz Lopatto

38:20 - Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go aims to stand out from iPads or Chromebooks

45:49 - Magic Leap is shipping its first headset this summer

51:56 - Justice Department appeals ruling in attempt to block massive AT&T–Time Warner merger

57:24 - Paul’s weekly segment “Hearrings

1:00:23 - YouTube TV goes down (again) during World Cup

1:02:43 - Xbox One is getting Dolby Vision support

1:03:32 - Apple will end its photo printing operation in September

1:06:55 - This amazing new web tool lets you create microsites that exist solely as URLs

1:08:09 - This app reads Wikipedia to teach you about the cities you’re driving through

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