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If you’ve been reading The Verge this week, then you know Samsung announced a few products. We got our hands on the Galaxy Note 9, the Galaxy Watch, and we even got to look at that Home speaker as well. That news is covered in a big chunk of The Vergecast this week, but there was also so much other stuff that happened.
Adi Robertson was able to travel down to Plantation, Florida, to check out Magic Leap’s creator edition headset. She sits down with Nilay, Paul, and Dieter to discuss her experience with the device and how it compares to the years of hype surrounding it.
And, of course, since another week went by on this planet, there is another week of Elon Musk news. Science editor Liz Lopatto graciously fills us in on the show.
Like I said, there’s a whole lot more — like Paul’s weekly segment SHAASUIVG — so if you listen to it all, you’ll get it all really.
03:32 - Samsung announces Galaxy Note 9 with bigger screen, huge battery, and more powerful S Pen
16:20 - Fortnite for Android is launching today exclusively on recent Samsung Galaxy devices
23:47 - Samsung unveils its latest smartwatch — the Galaxy Watch
24:27 - Samsung announces Galaxy Home speaker
25:49 - Samsung is partnering with Spotify across its devices
29:20 - The 5 most important Android Pie updates
32:57 - I tried Magic Leap and saw a flawed glimpse of mixed reality’s amazing potential
54:25 - This week in Elon Musk with Liz Lopatto
58:33 - Microsoft Surface Go review: a little goes a long way
1:03:03 - The new Anki Vector robot is smart enough to just hang out
1:08:35 - The FCC lied to Congress about an alleged cyberattack and didn’t come clean until now
1:12:00 - Justice Department appeal says AT&T-Time Warner merger decision is ‘contrary to fundamental economic logic’
1:14:48 - Paul’s weekly segment “SHAASUIVG”
1:17:24 - Google Pixel 3 XL leak appears to show production hardware and wired USB-C Pixel Buds
1:18:09 - The Palm smartphone reboot is shaping up to be disappointing