Ctrl-walt-delete

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Synopsis

Enjoy the archives of this retired series featuring legendary technology columnist Walt Mossberg and The Verges editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. The series finale aired on June 13, 2017, shortly before Walts well-deserved retirement. For more on whats happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets, listen and subscribe to The Vergecast.

Episodes

  • Walt Mossberg reacts to the new MacBook Air on The Vergecast

    Walt Mossberg reacts to the new MacBook Air on The Vergecast

    08/11/2018 Duration: 27s

    Walt Mossberg joined The Vergecast this week to discuss his first impressions on Apple's updated Macbook Air. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Special edition: Walt and Nilay remember the iMac

    Special edition: Walt and Nilay remember the iMac

    11/05/2018 Duration: 32min

    Ctrl-Walt-Delete returns for a special episode all about the iMac 20th anniversary. Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel reminisce on the introduction of Apple's iMac, and how it influenced the open web and computers going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay sign off

    Walt and Nilay sign off

    13/06/2017 Duration: 01h19min

    On Friday, June 9th, Walt and Nilay recorded the final episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete live in front of an audience at the School of Visual Arts theatre in New York City. They also had a frequently mentioned special guest on the show, Dieter Bohn. This is the episode you’ve been waiting for. After a two-week break for Code Conference and Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Walt gave us his takeaways from the interviews at Code and the new products announced from Apple. Nilay and Dieter join Walt in speculating what’s next for their world of consumer tech and tech journalism, with a live Q&A as well. I’d like to take this moment to thank everyone who listened to any episode of the show, those who subscribed, those who read and commented on these posts, those who went to our live shows, and those who sent us feedback, insight, and intros for the show. This podcast became a success because of all of our listeners, and we greatly appreciate it. Stay tuned for more podcasts and audio projects from The Verge. Lea

  • Walt and Nilay make tech vanish

    Walt and Nilay make tech vanish

    25/05/2017 Duration: 01h11min

    Walt Mossberg’s final weekly column at The Verge before retirement was published today. Our beloved podcast Ctrl-Walt-Delete traditionally echoes his column, and this week’s episode (our 75th!) is no different. In our last episode recorded in studio, Walt and Nilay talk through Walt’s column and the future of tech. The show also focuses on each of the big tech companies and what is possibly in store for their future. This is an episode you are not going to want to miss. And I know what you’re thinking... the last show? Well, kind of. We are happy to announce that we are doing a live taping of Ctrl-Walt-Delete for our final show! Come hang out with Walt and Nilay at the School of Visual Arts in New York City on June 9th at 6PM ET. Stay tuned for more details and tickets on the site. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay I/O

    Walt and Nilay I/O

    18/05/2017 Duration: 01h05min

    Our news week edition of Ctrl-Walt-Delete continues! Google I/O 2017 kicked off on Wednesday, and we recorded this week's episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete immediately after the opening keynote to get it in to the episode for you. There was a lot that happened so Walt and Nilay break it down for you. Also, the duo talk a little bit about the Windows hack that was leaked from the NSA and what this could mean for Microsoft and software updates in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay go to the Show

    Walt and Nilay go to the Show

    10/05/2017 Duration: 55min

    Our news week edition of Ctrl-Walt-Delete continues as the Echo Show, Amazon’s newest product with Alexa, was announced on Tuesday. Walt and Nilay look at the history of these gadgets, like the Chumby; the current competitors, like Harmon Kardon’s new speaker with Cortana; and also the future of ambient computing. Is Apple next in line to release an Amazon Echo competitor with Siri? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay talk Apple, Microsoft and Verizon

    Walt and Nilay talk Apple, Microsoft and Verizon

    04/05/2017 Duration: 01h11min

    Last week on the show, instead of focusing on a specific topic, Walt and Nilay went over some news in tech in that were of significance to them. Since that went over so well, we decided to do it again. This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt and Nilay discuss earnings that Apple disclosed recently, the Microsoft event announcing new laptops, and Verizon’s public response to net neutrality. We’ve only got a few episodes left so take advantage of these new episodes while you can! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay on Twitter, Amazon and the FCC

    Walt and Nilay on Twitter, Amazon and the FCC

    27/04/2017 Duration: 01h48s

    This week, Walt took a week off from writing his column. However, we still have a brand-new episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete for you! This episode focuses on what has been taking over the news in our world, Amazon’s newest product the Echo Look, Twitter’s revenue and growth, and the FCC’s plan to reverse Title II net neutrality. We’ve only got a few episodes left so take advantage of these new episodes while you can! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay squeeze more into less

    Walt and Nilay squeeze more into less

    20/04/2017 Duration: 51min

    After many weeks of anticipation, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally here and our very own Walt Mossberg has given his review. This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt and Nilay bring the new device to the forefront of the show and discuss whether it holds up against other flagship phones like the Google Pixel and iPhone 7, and if it moves past Samsung’s previous mistakes. Listen through it all to hear what wasn’t brought up in the reviews you’ve read. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay rescue the internet

    Walt and Nilay rescue the internet

    13/04/2017 Duration: 56min

    Walt’s column this week proposes a plan to change how the internet is managed, regulated, and operated. He suggests that the US government should preserve the internet in a similar fashion to how natural resources are protected. This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Nilay and Walt discuss what we need to change, and possible solutions for the problems politicians and major corporations are debatably only blocking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay hear the dialog

    Walt and Nilay hear the dialog

    06/04/2017 Duration: 01h01min

    Walt’s column this week focuses on the problems with audio on the latest TVs. They have become very thin with small bezels, so there’s barely any room to put decent speakers on the product. Walt and Nilay discuss Sonos’ solution to this problem on Ctrl-Walt-Delete. Also, FCC news continues after Congress’ rollback of FCC’s privacy rules and this podcast continues to update you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay explore the Galaxy

    Walt and Nilay explore the Galaxy

    30/03/2017 Duration: 01h13min

    Email has played a big part in our lives for over two decades, and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon — but it is evolving. This week, Walt’s column analyzes the persistence of email in a Snapchat world and warns us of relying too much on it. On this week’s Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt and Nilay talk about how email affects their lives and where they see it going in the future. Also, after members of Congress voted to reverse an FCC privacy rule regarding ISPs selling customer data, the episode explains what happens next in America. And of course, the Samsung Galaxy S8 was announced on Wednesday, so this wouldn’t be a tech podcast if we didn’t discuss initial impressions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  •  Walt and Nilay compare toasters to smartphones

    Walt and Nilay compare toasters to smartphones

    23/03/2017 Duration: 59min

    This week, Walt’s column features the concept of the “information appliance,” something that has changed meaning over the years, since the introduction of the Apple II. Now that the smartphone has become everyone’s main computer, what is next in the progression? Walt and Nilay discuss this on a great retro-tech episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay take on the Gang

    Walt and Nilay take on the Gang

    09/03/2017 Duration: 01h04min

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  • Walt and Nilay reinvent the PC

    Walt and Nilay reinvent the PC

    02/03/2017 Duration: 01h36s

    In his column yesterday, Walt deliberates the needs of the PC consumer in 2017. In a world where your primary computer is your phone, the personal computer needs to be redefined. This week Walt and Nilay discuss how they use their tablets, laptops, and phones, and how there’s something missing linking those gadgets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay fix TV

    Walt and Nilay fix TV

    23/02/2017 Duration: 01h09min

    This week Walt published a column on what he learned at Code Media, in relation to television industry. This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt and Nilay go along the same road, looking at a few older columns Walt wrote about the topic. Tech is the ultimate factor in how we watch TV today, and decades-old traditions from networks and cable companies may be obstructing convenience for the consumer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay take control of your TV

    Walt and Nilay take control of your TV

    16/02/2017 Duration: 01h03min

    On our newest episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete, we cover a few topics. Walt was at Code Media this week, so Walt and Nilay go over a few talking points from the conference, including the announcement of the Caavo streaming box — something Nilay is pretty excited about. Walt’s column from Wednesday focused on the addition of Android apps on Chrome OS, which is featured in the newest Chromebook: the Samsung Chromebook Plus. The two review the software in beta and discuss user experience thus far. Also, a special guest briefly stops by the studio to give us their quick take on it as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay flip the board

    Walt and Nilay flip the board

    09/02/2017 Duration: 57min

    Walt's exclusive review of the new Flipboard sparks this week's episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete. Walt and Nilay dive into the news aggregation app and how the new version has changed the user experience and philosophy of reading news, especially in a world of fake news and “alternative facts.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay talk immigration and tech

    Walt and Nilay talk immigration and tech

    02/02/2017 Duration: 48min

    In Walt’s column this week, he explains how immigration has influenced and built the tech industry we see today, in response to President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. On the following episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt and Nilay expound further on the tech world’s dependance on immigration. In the second half of the show, Walt responds to Nilay’s wife Becky’s review of a Samsung curved screen TV, which has been called “the best tech review ever.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Walt and Nilay wonder what the Fox says

    Walt and Nilay wonder what the Fox says

    26/01/2017 Duration: 52min

    This week, Walt’s column focuses on Mozilla Firefox, which is now refocusing on its desktop platform. On our beloved podcast Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt and Nilay go deep into the history of Mozilla’s browser, what tabs they currently have open, and the future projects that are still loading. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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