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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.
 
Every Tuesday and Friday, Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. They make bold predictions, pick winners and losers, and bicker and banter like no one else. After all, with great power comes great scrutiny. From New York Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Wearables, sensors, fitness trackers, and smart devices are all around us. Ant Pruitt shows you how to use today’s tech for a healthier you. He'll discuss the importance of fitness and general wellness coupled with simple life hacks. It’s as easy as taking ten minutes to get away from your desk or as advanced a heart rate monitor on your favorite smartwatch. New episodes are posted every Friday.
 
Wearables, sensors, fitness trackers, and smart devices are all around us. Ant Pruitt shows you how to use today’s tech for a healthier you. He'll discuss the importance of fitness and general wellness coupled with simple life hacks. It’s as easy as taking ten minutes to get away from your desk or as advanced a heart rate monitor on your favorite smartwatch. New episodes are posted every Friday.
 
In North America alone, there are about 100 million people with sleep issues. Maybe you're one of them. Every week, veteran broadcaster Neil Hedley sits down with celebrities, high achievers and the world's top neuroscientists to try and find answers to his own 30-year battle with sleep issues in the hope that he might find an answer that works for you, too.
 
Somewhere deep inside, you know what your gift, purpose, and mission are. Boyd Varty, a lion tracker and life coach, reveals how the wisdom from the ancient art of tracking can teach you how to recognize these essential ingredients in a meaningful life. Know how to navigate, don’t worry about the destination, and stay alert. These are just a few of the strategies that contribute to both successful lion tracking and a life of fulfillment. Trackers learn how to use all of their senses to read ...
 
The data revolution has begun. The knowledge you will gain over your body, your health, your performance, will explode in the next 5 years. Empowering you to make better decisions about your body and get the results you’re looking for, instead of just guessing or following the latest opinion fad in health or fitness or anti-aging. The Quantified Body introduces you to the cutting edge in this trend – wearable devices, biomarkers, the latest lab tests, quantified self protocols, biohacking ta ...
 
What’s new, what's hot, what's awesome, what's awful. Tech news from Forbes senior contributor John Koetsier, including interviews with tech leaders. Topics include AI, robotics, IoT, smart home, consumer electronics, and the massive moves that big tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and others are making that impact our lives. Full transcripts are available at johnkoetsier.com, plus video on YouTube.
 
The Psych Files is a podcast for anyone who wonders why we do what we do. Experienced educator Michael Britt, Ph.D., in an upbeat and friendly style, shows you how ideas from the field of psychology apply to everyday life. If you’re a life-long learner, a student or a teacher, you’ll find his 20-30 minute episodes enjoyable and educational. Over 14 million episodes have been downloaded to date with over 100,000 people listening every month. See what all the talk is about!
 
In the ongoing war between good and evil, Russell and Jelly just want to figure out which side they’re on. As they journey on their quest for clarity, they tear apart one topic at a time, leaving no doubt… or survivors.
 
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The lobster industry is somewhat unique, at least in this country, in that it involves an animal food that is kept alive until it has reached the destination where it will be consumed or used. As a result, the industry has to deal with a problem they call “shrink”, which is the mortality lobsters experience as they change hands from capture to kitc…
 
In this episode of the Soul Sessions with Jodie Gale, I discuss The Perils of Fitness Trackers with Kyla Holley from the Australian Centre for Eating Disorders. Kyla is a Psychotherapist & Master Practitioner in evidence-based treatments for sufferers of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia and OSFED (Other Specified Feeding and Eat…
 
If you want to track your health and fitness 24/7, there are a myriad of options. Dom, Fr. Cory, and Pat discuss the different gadgets and apps for tracking weight, diet, glucose, exercise, and more. Plus, Dom interviews TL Putnam of Verbum on the state of digital tech in the Church. The post Fitness Bands and Health & Activity Trackers appeared fi…
 
This week saw the launch of the new Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro, Huawei's latest smartphone, alongside a number of other devices from a pair of connected glasses to some headphones. Pocket-lint's Cam Bunton joins Stuart to discuss the announcement and what it means for both the company and consumers. Meanwhile Stuart has been talking to Kyle Brown, Sam…
 
Raising $1.75 billion wasn’t enough to make Quibi a success. Nor was a massive spend on advertising. The short-form video startup had a short six-month lifespan during which it spent at least $63 million on TV, web, and print ads, according to ad intelligence firm MediaRadar. While that’s a significant amount of money on marketing, it’s only good f…
 
58% of global e-commerce is concentrated in just six companies. And just four Chinese companies account for almost half of global digital sales. Global e-commerce reached $3.4 trillion last year, according to a new report from Activate Consulting. Thousands of brands and retailers divvy up just 37% share of that, while six giants who are mostly Chi…
 
East Forest is a medicine man, who just happens to be an incredibly talented musician. In this podcast we talk about the lessons from a lifetime of experiential spirituality, particularly as it pertains to the mushroom teacher. His new album Spores is out now on Spotify | ttps://spoti.fi/2kdK7u9 Connect with East Forrest https://linktr.ee/eastfores…
 
As the climate changes, wildfires get bigger and more destructive and hurricanes and powerful storms are more frequent and damaging. In places where these things are occurring, it is getting harder and more expensive for many homeowners to get insurance. The affordability of home insurance in the face of climate change has become a huge issue in ma…
 
Cinnamon is a new video platform with a couple of unique features. First, you get paid for videos you upload. Second, it happens without ads. And third, it plans to bridge the gap between creators and viewers with a technology called Shorts that makes creators out of consumers. To get the scoop, we’re chatting with the CEO, Róbert Tarabčák.…
 
Kara and Scott talk about the surge of the Chinese economy this quarter and what it means for the rest of the world. Then we are joined by New York Times national security correspondent, David Sanger, to discuss cyber warfare and disinformation leading up to the election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn hosts a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product. This week, Dieter talks with managing editor of Android Central Daniel Bader and Android Police editor-in-chief David Ruddock about the Google’s Pixel 5. Learn more about your ad choices. Vi…
 
Apple is removing a browser app from the App Store that allows people to play Stadia, Google’s streaming game service, according to the developer. “My app is being removed from the App Store,” Zachary Knox tweeted today about his Stadium Full Screen Browser app. “I was ‘extending WebKit’ by hooking it into the native GameController framework and th…
 
Can the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool clean your air from smoke and soot? That’s what I have been testing for parts of the past few months during the western fires that hit California, Oregon, and Washington State. They’ve been banished from the news cycle thanks to the impending election, but the fires this summer were devastating, horrific, and massive. …
 
The Bering Sea forms the divide between the two largest landmasses on Earth: Eurasia and the Americas. Recent analysis of vegetation from a Bering Sea island has determined that the extent of sea ice in the region is the lowest it has been for over 5,000 years. St. Matthew Island, a small island in the middle of the Bering Sea, has essentially been…
 
COVIDsomnia is its own special brand of sleep disorder, brought on in one way or another by COVID-19. Sleep experts say it’s not only the physical toll the virus is taking on the people who’ve been infected. It’s also keeping people awake at night with worry about whether they or their loved ones will get sick, too. We cover COVIDsomnia this week w…
 
What does a rock-n-roll photographer do during Covid? The Grateful Dead's photographer and friend of the show, Jay Blakesberg is back. Jay joins Jim and Larry to talk about his latest, yet-to-be named book about psychedelics. As usual he shares some great stories about working with different rock-n-roll legends. Produced By MJBulls Photos Courtesy …
 
Dr David E Martin is best described as a futurist, engaging in endeavours ranging from inventions, international business, law, as well as writing two books(below). No matter what humanity may be tangled in he has always had his vision for its highest and best in mind. Check out his newest book “Lizards Eat Butterflies” - Amazon Also pick up “Coup …
 
Should social media censor free speech? Something fairly unprecedented happened this past week: Facebook and Twitter both blocked a NY Post story. Now … whatever you think about that story (and I think it’s pretty flimsy) blocking it almost immediately is pretty shocking. How should social media deal with controversial subjects … or false informati…
 
On Hands-On Wellness, Ant Pruitt looks at messages and emails from the listeners regarding personal wellness. Feel free to send your questions and feedback for the show to how@twit.tv or follow Ant on Twitter at ant_pruitt. Host: Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/hands-on-wellness…
 
On Hands-On Wellness, Ant Pruitt looks at messages and emails from the listeners regarding personal wellness. Feel free to send your questions and feedback for the show to how@twit.tv or follow Ant on Twitter at ant_pruitt. Host: Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/hands-on-wellness…
 
Kara and Scott talk about Apple's new LiDAR technology on the iPhone and the avenues it may or may not open up. They also discuss Facebook and Twitter limiting the spread of a New York Post story. In listener mail, we get a question about how smaller internet companies would fare if Section 230 were repealed. And Scott sees big things for Airbnb. L…
 
Stories from this week: Apple’s iPhone 12 event: the 7 biggest announcements Apple announces iPhone 12 with OLED screen and 5G speeds iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max announced with larger displays, updated design, and 5G Apple announces iPhone 12 mini, the ‘smallest and lightest 5G phone in the world’ Apple’s new iPhone 12 line-up comes with a …
 
Apple held its iPhone event this week, where it announced new 5G iPhones and a HomePod mini. And, as expected, the star of the show was the iPhone 12, with four new models: an iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. However, it didn't launch the much-rumoured over-ear AirPods Studio, or AirTags. So, joining Stuart to discuss…
 
Do we now have near real-time gene sequencing? And if so … what does that unlock? In this edition of TechFirst with John Koetsier we chat with Dr Roel Wuyts, principal scientist at IMEC and a professor at KU Leuven about gene sequencing, which used to take a lot of time. Remember the Human Genome project? It started October 1, 1990 and completed in…
 
Biodiversity has been declining at an alarming rate in recent years as a result of human activities, including land use changes, pollution, and climate change. According to a 2019 UN report, one million species – out of an estimated eight million – are threatened with extinction. Many scientists warn we are in the middle of the sixth mass extinctio…
 
You might think the iPhone 12 starts at one dollar under $800. You might even have a distinct memory of seeing a price that looked suspiciously like $799 during the Apple special event yesterday. And you’d be right on one of those two beliefs. (The latter.) This story is live on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2020/10/14/no-the-ip…
 
Wim Hof is one of the most exceptional human beings on the planet. Not only is he the holder of 26 world records, he has also participated in clinical trials that have changed the medical understanding of biology. In these times of universal fear, Wim Hof's voice is a steady drumbeat reminding us of just how powerful we are as human beings. Check o…
 
According to a new report released by the World Wildlife Fund, global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish have declined by 68% in less than half a century. The report presents a comprehensive overview of the state of the natural world based on the tracking of almost 21,000 populations of more than 4,000 vertebrate species …
 
Can political forecasting be quicker? That’s a question posed by Thomas Miller from Northwestern University, who has created a model that simulates a million hypothetical US presidential election results every hour. The model does not use traditional data sources like polling surveys but betting data. Recycling Solar lamps in ZambiaWe hear from Sol…
 
We watched almost 7.5 billion hours of live streaming content in the last three months, up 92% from last year. Amazingly, just one company owns a massive 91.1% share of all the hours streamed: the Amazon-owned Twitch. So Twitch is definitely the 900-pound gorilla of the live-streaming category. Or it is it? This story is published on Forbes here: h…
 
Kara and Scott talk about Apple's iPhone event and the future of 5G. They also discuss a potential plan from the federal government to break apart Google Chrome. In Friend of Pivot, we hear from author Fareed Zakaria about lessons from the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn hosts a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product. This week, Dieter talks with MKBHD aka Marques Brownlee about the various phones released by Samsung this year, from the S20 Ultra to the Z Fold 2 5G. The two also discuss the process of rev…
 
600 In this episode of the Soul Sessions with Jodie Gale, I interview Nicole Burgess about the People Pleaser, the Inner Critic & the Perfectionist. Nicole is a licensed psychotherapist and leadership coach to introverted, sensitive, purpose-driven professional women. She is also the host of Soulfilled Sisterhood podcast and founder of the Self-Car…
 
Okay, we all know that REM sleep is important, so maybe the headline is a little sensationalized; but the data don't lie. Dr. Eileen Leary joins the show this week to talk about a fascinating look at nearly ten thousand people, that points to a reduction in REM sleep as a risk factor for mortality. One of the things that's fascinating about this da…
 
The Komodo dragon is the world’s largest and most iconic lizard. Growing up to 10 feet long and weighing up to 360 pounds, Komodo dragons are endemic to five islands in southeast Indonesia, four of which are part of Komodo National Park, as well as a fifth that has three nature reserves. Komodo dragons have existed on earth for at least four millio…
 
The rise of celebrity branded cannabis products Another rock-n-roll icon, Eddie Halen, the driving force behind the legendary hard-rock back Van Halen has passed away. Larry and Jim mourn the loss and share stories about his extraordinary career. They also discuss the news of a another celebrity, Carlos Santana's cannabis brand and speculate why so…
 
Sinus pressure and pain affect millions of people each day. There happens to be some interesting tech available to help with these ailments. The Tivic Health ClearUP is an option available to assist with sinus pressure using microcurrent technology. Tivic Health ClearUP: https://tivichealth.com/clearup-sinus-relief/ ClearUP on Amazon: https://amzn.…
 
Sinus pressure and pain affect millions of people each day. There happens to be some interesting tech available to help with these ailments. The Tivic Health ClearUP is an option available to assist with sinus pressure using microcurrent technology. Tivic Health ClearUP: https://tivichealth.com/clearup-sinus-relief/ ClearUP on Amazon: https://amzn.…
 
Could Apple and Google soon be two of the most important companies in health? In this episode of TechFirst with John Koetsier we chat with former Apple CEO John Sculley, who has invested in multiple health tech companies. Apple owns the most popular healthtech wearable on the planet, and Google bought Fitbit to compete. Both are investing in health…
 
Del Bigtree is currently one of the faces for vaccine danger awareness, having worked with Robert Kennedy Jr and many other big names in this field. His path down this course began working in mainstream TV on the show “The Doctors” which led his heart to pursue vaccine awareness. This resulted in his meeting Dr Andrew Wakefield and helping him fini…
 
Kara and Scott talk about the House Judiciary Committee releasing their report after a 15-month antitrust investigation into the 'Big Four'. They also discuss Facebook (finally) purging QAnon accounts and pages from their platform. In listener mail, we get a question from Hawaii about children's privacy in distance learning apps. Scott's prediction…
 
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn bring in Russell Brandom and Adi Robertson to discuss congressional report about whether Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google are violating antitrust law. Dan Seifert stops by to discuss Apple's upcoming iPhone event on October 13th. Links: Global TV shipments hit record high last quarter, report says America’s internet w…
 
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