The Vergecast trio comes together this week to discuss an internal Google video that was obtained by The Verge titled “the Selfish Ledger.” That topic takes up a good chunk of the show, but there’s a lot more after that.
Nilay, Paul, and Dieter jump into other Google-related topics, like what’s happening to YouTube Red, Google Duplex theories, and a list of gadget news.
They were able to fit in Paul’s weekly segment he does every week “Don’t block my chain,” so if you listen to it all, you’ll get it all.
04:04 – Google’s Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering
19:02 – Apple Watch behavioral science
19:47 – Google Duplex demo, or say whether the calls were edited
23:56 – Google Chrome is removing the secure indicator from HTTPS sites in September
28:12 – Entire Nest ecosystem of smart home devices goes offline
30:16 – YouTube Music and YouTube Premium announced as YouTube Red replacement
39:28 – OnePlus 6 announced with a glass back and a notched 6.3-inch display
41:42 – The RED Hydrogen One is coming to AT&T and Verizon this summer
44:16 – Onkyo’s receivers will work with Sonos, thanks to upcoming June firmware update
46:33 – A new Wi-Fi standard could let different mesh routers work together
48:41 – Paul’s weekly segment “Don’t block my chain”
52:46 – Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2 is designed for an office of the future
53:29 – Microsoft reportedly working on $400 Surface tablets to compete with the iPad
53:44 – The desktop belongs to Electron