This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter dissect the Pixel 3, tackling its new features, improved screen, and infamous notch. Then, Nilay covers the latest in antitrust news coming off the heels of the European Commission fining Google $5 billion for “illegally tying” Chrome and search apps to Android. Of course, Dieter also talks about the surprising response to Palm, a tiny phone that’s made to be less distracting than your smartphone. There’s plenty more in between — like Liz Lopatto and Paul Miller returning with our favorite recurring segments — so listen now!3:14 - Google Pixel 3 Review35:55 - “This Week in Elon Musk” with Liz Lopatto40:32 - Google will charge a licensing fee for Android device makers using its apps49:01 - Google could finally face serious competition for Android1:00:34 - Paul’s weekly segment, “Plam This”1:02:37 - The new Palm is a tiny phone to keep you away from your phone1:17:31 - Apple announces iPad Pro and Mac event for October 30thAlso, last week Nilay and Verge reporter Dami Lee interviewed Scott Belsky, Adobe’s chief product officer, about bringing Photoshop to the iPad. You can listen to that in The Vergecast feed.
In this episode, Reveal reporter Katharine Mieszkowski tackles the murkiness surrounding day care records in the U.S.; online scams take center stage in an investigation into foreign currency trading; we take a look at what’s behind toxic delays at the Environmental Protection Agency; and we’re whisked off to Mexico to explore the business of making babies.
The Department of Justice says it is easing up on filing lawsuits against police departments accused of civil rights violations.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a meeting of the country's state attorneys general yesterday, that the Justice Department needs to focus more on building up the morale of police departments. Sessions suggested that recent civil rights lawsuits against law enforcement agencies have weakened their ability to do an effective job.
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ProPublica is using the chat app WhatsApp to discussion the ProPublica/Frontline investigation "Firestone and the Warlord" with Liberians and people throughout the world. Here are a few of the answers. The questions are in the titles.
Speaker(s): Dr Shakuntala Banaji, Carla Ferstman, Suresh Grover, Dr Biju Mathew | Key questions of human rights and impunity arise in the aftermath of the Gujarat carnage of 2002 and the rise of Narendra Modi as a national leader and politician. Shakuntala Banaji is lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. Carla Ferstman is director of REDRESS. Suresh Grover is director of The Monitoring Group. Biju Mathew is associate professor of Business and American Studies at Rider University and a cofounder/convenor of Coalition Against Genocide (CAG). Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:30:00 GMT