The Vergecast roundtable rides again.
Of course the big news of the week has been revocation of Huawei’s Android license so The Vergecast brings back policy editor Russell Brandom to the show to decipher this ordeal as well as its larger implications.
Second half of the show, executive editor Dieter Bohn explains how Apple is tweaking its troubled keyboard design on its current and future Macbooks. Editor-in-chief and host Nilay Patel ends the show with updates on the T-Mobile and Sprint merger.
This episode is pretty heavy but Nilay lets the crew be fun for a bit — like Paul Miller’s weekly segment “JSON of emotion” — so listen to it all to stay informed.
Stories discussed this week:
- Playdate is an adorable handheld with games from the creators of Qwop, Katamari, and more
- Ouya will be shut down for good on June 25th
- Huawei vs. Trump: all the news about the Chinese phone maker’s …
- Intel, Qualcomm, and other chipmakers reportedly join Google in Huawei ban
- Google pulls Huawei’s Android license, forcing it to use open source version
- Lawmakers applaud Google for revoking Huawei’s Android license
- Huawei can keep sending software updates to phones for three months, US says
- Microsoft removes Huawei laptop from store, remains silent on potential Windows ban
- Apple tweaks its troubled MacBook keyboard design, expands repair …
- Apple will repair 2016 MacBook Pros with ‘flexgate’ display issues for …
- Apple updates top-end MacBook Pros with tweaked keyboard and …
- Sprint will sell off Boost Mobile if merger with T-Mobile is approved …
- T-Mobile’s merger promises are meaningless
- Justice Department recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint …
- The future of AT&T is an ad-tracking nightmare hellworld