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    Vergecast: This week in Twitter, Elon Musk, and batteries

    Vergecast: This week in Twitter, Elon Musk, and batteries


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    We’ve got a whirlwind of an episode this week on The Vergecast. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter bring back Silicon Valley Editor and host of Converge Casey Newton to discuss Twitter’s bad week and what the heck is going on with them.

    But before that, there’s a whole lot of other things that came up. We reviewed both the Galaxy Note 9 and Android 9 Pie this week, so Dieter runs through everything you need to know about the two launches.

    We’ve also got two fresh segments this this week. Deputy Editor Liz Lopatto updates us on this week in Elon Musk, and culture reporters Megan Farokhmanesh and Bijan Stephen stop by to tell us what’s happening in the culture section of The Verge.

    There’s a whole lot more in between that — such as Paul’s segment, “Phone prison,” that he does every week — so listen in to hear it all.

    01:36 - Battery week

    02:14 - Note 9 review

    09:58 - Android 9 Pie review

    18:11 - This week in Elon with Liz Lopatto

    21:51 - Tesla allegedly covered up drug trafficking and spied on employees at the Gigafactory, whistleblower says

    23:03 - Verizon’s 5G home internet launch will come with free YouTube TV or Apple TV 4K

    23:26 - Sprint and LG will release a 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019

    31:02 - This week in culture with Megan and Bijan

    38:18 - Twitter’s fear of making hard decisions is killing it

    1:01:05 - Twitter officially kills off key features in third-party apps

    1:08:00 - Paul’s weekly segment “Phone prison

    1:11:20 -Google may add Windows 10 dual-boot option to Chromebooks

    If you enjoyed this podcast and want to hear more audio from The Verge, well here you go. Check out the newest Verge podcast Converge with Casey Newton now! This week, Casey talked to co-founder and CEO of Intercom Eoghan McCabe.

    Also, we have a whole bunch of episodes of Why’d You Push That Button you can listen to. We’re currently working on season 3, so you can binge listen to get ready. Find it anywhere you listen to The Vergecast, such as Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Play Music, or our plain ol’ RSS feed.