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

Final week on the present, The Vergecast went by way of the entire bulletins at Apple’s fall {hardware} occasion. This week on the present, it’s assessment time! Nilay and Dieter are joined by Verge managing editor Alex Cranz and senior editor Tom Warren to debate what they discovered from spending time with the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Professional. A much bigger battery and a smaller notch: is it definitely worth the improve?

The second half of the present is devoted to a different fall {hardware} occasion — this time from Microsoft. On Wednesday, we noticed a couple of new units beneath the Floor line: the Floor Professional 8, the Floor Laptop computer Studio, the Floor Duo 2, and some different upgrades. The crew discusses all the pieces introduced on the occasion, in addition to a hands-on demo of the devices that Dieter was in a position to expertise.

There’s an entire lot extra packed into the present — like an EU proposal to mandate USB-C on all units — so pay attention right here or in your most well-liked podcast participant for the total dialogue.

Additional studying:

  • iPhone 13 assessment: yep, larger batteries are higher
  • iPhone 13 Professional assessment: a greater show, the perfect digital camera, and unimaginable battery life
  • iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 assessment: foundational fixes
  • iOS 15 is right here, however we’re nonetheless ready on a couple of new options
  • Apple updates macOS Safari with a brand new look, however you’ll be able to flip off the large modifications
  • EU proposes obligatory USB-C on all units, together with iPhones
  • Apple received’t let Fortnite again on iOS till the Epic v. Apple verdict is remaining
  • Tim Prepare dinner says staff who leak memos don’t belong at Apple, in response to leaked memo
  • Microsoft’s fall Floor occasion: the 7 greatest bulletins
  • Microsoft pronounces Floor Professional 8 with larger 13-inch 120Hz show and Thunderbolt
  • Floor Laptop computer Studio is Microsoft’s new highly effective flagship laptop computer
  • Microsoft’s new Floor Duo 2 has all of the options that had been lacking the primary time round
  • Microsoft’s new Slim Pen 2 makes use of haptics to imitate the sensation of utilizing an actual pen
  • The Floor Professional X will get a Wi-Fi-only model
  • The Floor Go 3 will get new Intel processors
  • Microsoft’s new mouse has a shell that’s 20 % recycled ocean plastic
  • Floor Adaptive Equipment makes Microsoft’s laptops extra accessible
  • Microsoft Floor Professional 8 hands-on: the one we’ve waited for
  • Microsoft Floor Duo 2 hands-on: as soon as extra, with cameras
  • Microsoft Floor Laptop computer Studio hands-on: one bizarre, highly effective pc
  • The Floor Laptop computer Studio isn’t as authentic as Microsoft would have you ever consider
  • Children who grew up with search engines like google might change STEM schooling perpetually


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