Look, I’m going to be honest with you. We had so many topics we wanted to discuss on The Vergecast this week that we basically jammed two or three shows worth of material into one episode. You’ll see (or hear) why.
First, we had to talk about the big tech hearings in Congress this week with our reporters who watched them (policy reporter Makena Kelly and senior reporter Adi Robertson). Hear why some members of Congress think Facebook should not launch their cryptocurrency and what Senator Ted Cruz had to say to Google.
In the second half of the show, we talk to Verge deputy editor and Elon Musk expert Elizabeth Lopatto to help us figure out what his “brain machine interface” Neuralink is and how it can possibly work.
There’s definitely a whole lot more discussed in this 90-minute show with six people — including Paul Miller’s weekly segment “You’ve been a good boy” — so listen to the whole show to get all that and more.
Stories discussed this week:
- Facebook reportedly reaches $5 billion settlement with the Federal …
- Facebook tells Congress how it thinks Libra should be regulated
- House Democrats are considering a bill to ban Facebook from the …
- Senators aren’t sold on Facebook’s Libra project
- ‘I don’t think you should launch Libra at all,’ congresswoman tells Facebook
- EU opens Amazon antitrust investigation
- The unpredictable legal implications of Trump’s Twitter-blocking defeat
- Elon Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’
- Boston Dynamics’ robots are preparing to leave the lab — is the world ready?
- Apple is silently updating Macs again to remove insecure ...
- Apple MacBook Air (2019) review: the new normal
- Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 Two USB ports review: considered ...