Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories.
Verge editor Chris Welch joins Nilay, Dieter, and Verge managing editor Alex Cranz to discuss his hands-on experience using Samsung’s new phones — the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus — and the rebranding of Samsung’s Note line.
Senior reporter Adi Robertson also joins the show to explain this week in antitrust policy: the Open App Markets Act passing through the Senate Judiciary Committee, Microsoft following up with its own open app store rules, and what this could mean for the future of side-loading apps.
And for her first appearance on The Vergecast, wearables reporter Victoria Song explains what is going on at Peloton this week — from CEO John Foley stepping down, the firing of 2,800 employees, and its financial troubles that led to speculation of acquisition.
You can listen to the full discussion of all these topics here or in your preferred podcast player.
All the stories discussed in this episode:
- Everything announced at Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Unpacked event
- Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra is a Note successor with a built-in stylus
- Samsung’s Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus put improved cameras and performance in a samey design
- Samsung phones will get an extra year of Android updates versus Google’s Pixel
- Samsung’s new tablets go bigger than ever
- Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 will track your sleep with cartoon animals
- Microsoft announces open app store rules to prove it’s okay with new laws
- Microsoft hints it will open up Xbox store, changing its entire business model
- Microsoft says it will keep Call of Duty on PlayStation ‘beyond the existing agreement’
- Everything you need to know about the bill that could blow up the app store
- Nvidia’s huge Arm deal has just been scrapped
- WarnerMedia and Discovery get US government approval to create their new media giant
- Anti-exploitation bill advances in Senate despite free speech concerns
- What on Earth is going on with Peloton?
- Peloton fired 2,800 employees and gave them free Peloton memberships
- Fired Peloton employees crash new CEO’s first all-hands
- Mazda head units are getting bricked by a local NPR station in Seattle
- Twitter finally agrees that 1x is not the only speed for watching a video
- Is ‘realityOS’ Apple’s newest operating system?
- Sports streaming is busted — the Super Bowl likely won’t be any different
- Apple’s Tap to Pay feature lets newer iPhones accept contactless payments