Vergecast: the Pixel Slate vs. the iPad Pro

Nilay, Dieter, and Paul are back from Thanksgiving and ready to spill the beans on the tech news you may or may not have been paying attention to this week. Dieter’s got a review of the Pixel Slate, Nilay guest hosted the Interface newsletter, and Paul found a new gadget on the website to talk about.

And, of course, we’ve got my favorite segment “This week in Elon Musk” with Liz Lopatto.

There’s a whole lot more in between that, so listen here.

03:02 – Google Pixel Slate review

25:05 – “This week in Elon Musk” with Liz Lopatto

29:34 – Project Fi is now Google Fi, and it will work with iPhones and most Android devices

36:54 – Republicans keep misunderstanding the law that protects internet platforms

55:04 – Paul’s weekly segment “Smart yoga pants

57:13 – Apple claims the iPhone XR is its best-selling phone, without providing sales figures

59:12 – Roku made good-sounding TV speakers that are unbelievably easy to set up

1:01:52 – Motorola’s putting a huge battery in a new Moto G7 Power variant

1:02:53 – DJI’s Osmo Pocket is a tiny handheld gimbal that shoots 4K footage

1:04:15 – Microsoft will reportedly release a Surface Studio monitor in 2020

If you want more Vergecast, you’re in luck. Every Tuesday, Nilay interviews a different tech figure in the world. This week, Nilay is joined by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Verge policy reporter Makena Kelly to discuss Congress’ plans to regulate Big Tech in the new year. You can check that out right in The Vergecast feed.

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