This week on The Vergecast, deputy editor Dan Seifert and senior reporter Ashley Carman join editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Paul Miller to discuss the plethora of tech and gadget news that hit the site this week.
We’ve also got a field report from Verge reporters Jon Porter, Chris Welch, and Tom Warren who are in Berlin at IFA 2019. The crew discusses a few announcements that came out of the event, including LG’s new G8X ThinQ and its wacky phone screen case.
There’s a whole lot more that was discussed this week — including Facebook Dating launching in the US, Sonos’ first portable speaker, and, of course, Paul’s weekly segment “If my shoes turn green, it’s time for crime” — so listen through to catch those.
Discussed this week:
- Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: “There’s no category of audio that I don’t think we want to explore”
- Sonos’ first portable speaker is the $399 Move
- Android 10 officially released for Google Pixel phones
- Android 10 review: permanent beta
- Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode turns Android devices into smart displays
- Google can’t fix the Android update problem
- Philips Hue gets Edison-style light bulbs, a smart plug, and updated Hue Go lamp
- Amazon, Roku, and the battle for your TV
- Anker is putting Fire TV in a soundbar for the first time
- Amazon announces new Fire TV Cube with Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and ‘Local Voice Control’
- LG’s new G8X ThinQ bets that two screens are better than a foldable one
- How Samsung fixed the Galaxy Fold
- Facebook Dating launches in the United States today
- Nike’s Adapt Huaraches will let you ask Siri to unlace your shoes
- Apple iPhone 11 event rumors ranked from mind-blowing to no way
- Apple Music launches on the web
- Touch ID and Face ID could coexist in 2020 iPhones, says report
- Apple may release a new Apple TV with an A12 chip
- The New York MTA would like you to stop dropping your AirPods onto the tracks