Each Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, the place co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn focus on the week in tech information with the reporters and editors masking the largest tales.

This week: plenty of occasions and showcases! Nilay, Dieter, and Verge managing editor Alex Cranz begin the present with protection of all of the units introduced at Amazon’s fall {hardware} occasion. Say howdy to Astro — Alexa on wheels — together with a video chat gadget for youths, an Echo Present to hold in your wall, new wearable units, and an entire lot extra.

Google additionally held an occasion this week specializing in its core search features with merchandise like Google Maps, Google Lens, and naturally, procuring and e-commerce. The crew discusses the vital bulletins.

There are extra occasions lined on this week’s Vergecast! Verge senior reporter Alex Heath joins the present to debate what occurred at Code Convention this yr — with interviews with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and plenty of others.

You’ll be able to hearken to the total dialogue right here or in your most well-liked podcast participant.

Tales mentioned this week:

  • Amazon’s fall {hardware} occasion 2021: rumors, information, and bulletins
  • Amazon’s race to create the disappearing laptop
  • Right here’s the deluge of bulletins from Amazon’s fall units occasion
  • Say howdy to Astro, Alexa on wheels
  • Amazon’s Astro can not fetch your beer
  • Amazon Astro is ‘terrible’ and can ‘throw itself down’ stairs, builders reportedly declare
  • Amazon’s automotive efforts look like taking a pit cease
  • Don’t be fooled — Amazon’s Astro isn’t a house robotic, it’s a digicam on wheels
  • Keep in mind when beta testing was free?
  • Amazon’s new Echo Present 15 is supposed to hold in your wall
  • Amazon’s AZ2 CPU is aware of your face
  • Amazon Glow is a video chat gadget with built-in video games to maintain youngsters engaged
  • Amazon pronounces new wearable and companies to attempt to make you fitter
  • Amazon’s new Ring Alarm Professional combines a safety system with an Eero router
  • Blink’s first doorbell is lastly launched, 4 years later
  • Ring Video Doorbells are lastly getting bundle alerts
  • Amazon takes on Nest with a $59.99 sensible thermostat
  • Google’s Search On fall 2021 occasion: information and bulletins
  • Google Search’s subsequent section: context is king
  • Google expands procuring searches with Lens and in-store stock checks
  • Google Maps is making it simpler to see wildfires and tree protection
  • Google Lens will quickly seek for phrases and pictures mixed
  • Google is utilizing AI to assist customers discover the matters they’re trying to find — right here’s how
  • Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos: ‘you can’t sue your strategy to the Moon
  • Elon Musk: ‘we probably don’t want’ NDAs for Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta
  • USB-C cables are getting new, complicated logos for quicker 240W charging commonplace
  • Nintendo categorically denies {that a} 4K Swap Professional is in improvement
  • ‘Rife with sexism’: staff of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin describe ‘toxic’ office tradition


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