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Vergecast: Roku CEO Anthony Wood, MacBook Pro benchmarks, and Google gets fined

Vergecast: Roku CEO Anthony Wood, MacBook Pro benchmarks, and Google gets fined


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We’ve got a super stuffed episode of The Vergecast this week.

First, the biggest news in tech right now is the European Commission’s ruling that Google has been unfairly using Android to push Google search on users, giving it an unfair advantage. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul sit down and discuss the implications.

In the second half of the show, Dieter discusses some of the new MacBook Pro benchmarks that claim the processors may throttle performance due to cooling issues.

Nilay got an exclusive interview with Roku CEO Anthony Wood, so we’ve included that in this episode as well.

Also, our culture coverage continues this week with another roundup by Megan Farokhmanesh and Bijan Stephen.

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

01:46 - Verizon is shutting down its original video app Go90

06:26 - Six questions you were afraid to ask about Google’s EU antitrust case

25:09 - Google may put its Fuchsia OS on smart home devices within three years

34:25 - This week in culture with Megan and Bijan

39:42 - Test suggests 2018 MacBook Pro can’t keep up with Intel Core i9 chip’s thermal demands

53:15 - Roku CEO Anthony Wood interview

1:17:33 - Paul’s weekly segment “Fold the phone

1:20:39 - Galaxy Note 9 leak suggests it looks a lot like the Note 8

1:22:12 - Walmart reportedly plans to launch Netflix competitor under its Vudu brand later this year

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Also, we have a whole bunch episodes of Why’d You Push That Button you can listen to. We’re in talks about season 3, so you can binge listen 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.