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This Vergecast is your source for an irreverent and informative look at what's happening right now (and next) in the world of technology and gadgets. Hosted by Nilay Patel alongside a cavalcade of tech luminaries, The Vergecast is the only podcast you need to make sense of the week in tech news.
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266: Bixby launches, Alexa on Android, and a new Hyperloop
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Summer editions of The Vergecast continue as Nilay and Dieter welcome Ashley Carman and Jake Kastrenakes back to the show to discuss the news that hit the site this week. Elon Musk said he got “verbal” approval from The White House to build a hyperloop on the East Coast, Comcast is back at it again with statements on net neutrality, and we’ve got a few updates in the AI department.Also, Lauren Goode updates us on the newest episode of her series Next Level once again! This week, she visited Dolby Labs to explore their experiments to track people’s emotional responses as they watch movies and TV.There’s a lot more in between that, so listen to it all and you’ll get it all. 02:52 - Pacific Rim: Uprising’s teaser05:24 - Elon Musk says he has a green light to build a NY-Philly-Baltimore-DC hyperloop11:47 - Bixby feels more like a return of the old Samsung than a path to the future20:27 - Next Level episode 2 with Lauren Goode37:21 - You’ll be able to talk to Alexa on Android phones starting this week40:25 - Why is Comcast using self-driving cars to justify abolishing net neutrality?44:09 - Microsoft wants to close the rural broadband gap with TV white spaces51:58 - Ashley’s weekly segment “Let’s talk about translucent gadgets”54:26 -