On this episode of The Vergecast, we’re talking about the ‘wares — software and hardware, that is.
It came to Ashley Carman’s attention this week that some June smart ovens were turning on and preheating to 400 degrees at undesired times. She joins the show to explain what is happening and June’s response to this ordeal.
Next up, Apple has some battery issues: the Federal Aviation Administration is not allowing certain models of the MacBook Pro on flights, some iPhones with third-party batteries are displaying “important battery messages,” and now Apple is locking battery repair. Hear The Vergecast discuss.
Some other big news: Huawei is launching its own operating system, HarmonyOS, which will run on its “smart screen products.” How will this differ from Android? Well, listen to our experts to find out.
There’s a whole lot more in this episode — like Spotify’s new podcasting analytics dashboard, Snapchat releasing another pair of Spectacles, and, of course, Paul’s weekly segment “Nice bokeh you got there; it would be a shame if something happened to it” — so listen through to get it all.
Stories discussed this week:
- Smart ovens have been turning on overnight and preheating to 400 degrees
- June Oven competitors want you to know their smart ovens can’t remotely turn on in the night
- Apple explains the new iPhone warning for ‘unauthorized’ battery replacements
- Apple is locking iPhone battery repair, says iFixit
- The FAA has banned recalled MacBook Pros from all flights — like any other bad battery
- Spotify takes Spotify for Podcasters out of beta
- Apple and Spotify are reportedly in talks to let Siri play your Discover Weekly playlists
- Spotify is testing a new Favorite Device feature for handing off music to
- Sonos is making a Bluetooth speaker, and here are some of its features
- Snap announces Spectacles 3 with an updated design and a second HD camera
- Facebook now lets anyone make an Instagram face filter
- Security researchers find that DSLR cameras are vulnerable to ransomware attack
- Huawei delays Mate X launch beyond September
- Huawei’s new operating system is called HarmonyOS
- The Honor Vision TV is Huawei’s first HarmonyOS device
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