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Vergecast: IFA 2018, iPhone leaks, and Sonos Amp

Vergecast: IFA 2018, iPhone leaks, and Sonos Amp


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This week, The Verge has been at IFA 2018, Europe’s big tech event. There are a lot of new gadgets, so Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through their favorites on The Vergecast.

Also, Apple announced its September event this week, and immediately following the announcement, iPhone and Apple Watch leaks surfaced. The crew discusses.

And, of course, we have our fan-favorite segments: Liz’s “This week in Elon Musk” and Paul’s “Keyboard-in-the-front club: population 2

There’s a whole lot more in between that — like Sonos announcing a geeky new amp — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

01:04 - The Internet of Garbage by Sarah Jeong

02:08 - Apple’s next iPhone event is September 12th

03:24 - Purported iPhone XS image shows gold color and Plus-sized display

15:03 - Leaked Apple Watch Series 4 image reveals bigger display, new complications

25:15 - “This week in Elon Musk” with Liz Lopatto

29:30 - IFA 2018: all the biggest news from Europe’s grand tech showcase

29:43 - Acer’s absurd Predator Thronos gaming chair is fit for a king

32:29 - Lenovo’s new Yoga Book replaces the keyboard with an E-Ink screen

36:22 - Asus’ new laptop has a touchscreen trackpad

37:44 - Skagen’s minimalist Falster smartwatch gets a sequel with fitness features

43:01 - Sony’s 1000X M3 noise-canceling headphones have an improved design and USB-C

45:09 - Paul’s weekly segment “Keyboard-in-the-front club: Population 2

48:51 - Trump lashes out at Google: all the news about the president’s intensifying feud with Silicon Valley

52:18 - The new Sonos Amp is coming to save your old speakers

59:20 - The last Blockbuster: what we really lose when video stores shut down

We’re also doing a separate interview show in The Vergecast feed each week, so listen to Tuesday’s interview with Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith if you haven’t already.

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