Vergecast: the Pixel Slate vs. the iPad Pro

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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.