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Ctrl-Walt-Delete is a new show from The Verge featuring legendary tech reviewer Walt Mossberg and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. In each episode, Walt and Nilay will dive into the modern tech landscape using Walt’s extraordinary depth and experience to tell stories in entirely new ways. There will also be jokes.






Walt and Nilay plug in

After Walt's review of the HP Spectre, Nilay and Walt pick up where the review left off and dig into how the laptop compares to its direct competitor, the MacBook. They also look back at Walt's review of the Lenovo Yoga, which, back in 2012, had tablet-like features — something Walt compliments the Spectre for not having. Additionally, the duo go into Nilay's recent article about replacing the 3.5mm headphone jack from phones, in response to the rumors about Apple's next iPhone.

Walt and Nilay google Google

With all the news that came out of Google I/O 2016, Walt and Nilay look at the big picture and discuss the future of the industry. Google is playing catch up with big announcements of AI, an Amazon Echo competitor, and video and messaging apps, but will they win over users? And with Google's brain integrated into almost everything you do online, what is the privacy sacrifice you will be making? Dive into this week's episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete to hear what our experts think.

Walt and Nilay scan your email

After Walt's review of the email app EasilyDo in this week's column, Nilay and Walt dissect the world of e-mail today.

Walt and Nilay dial up

With the introduction of The Verge's new gadget blog Circuit Breaker and the release of Apple's Q2 earnings report, Walt and Nilay discuss the importance of gadgets in the tech world today, the separation of smartphones from the gadget world, and also look back at the golden age of gadgets in the 1990's.

Walt and Nilay slack off

This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt's column about Slack intersects with news of new Facebook features. Chat bots and messaging are seeing a resurgence, but their roots can be traced back to the days of AOL’s dominance. Meanwhile, Facebook is pushing Live video, hoping it will attract a new class of creators like YouTube did. Walt and Nilay debate on the positives and negatives of these services.

Who's older: Walt or Nilay?

This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, we continue the talk on the iPhone SE and the iPad Pro 9.7 after Walt's review of the products and then dive into what came out of the Microsoft Build Developer Conference.

Walt and Nilay update the iPhone

This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, we briefly review the Apple event from this week and then discuss what Apple needs to do next as competitors step up.

Walt and Nilay open up

This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt and Nilay take on the long running dispute of the public opinion on open source tech, and whether there actually is a hard definition of "open" and "closed"

Walt And Nilay on the Edge

As Samsung releases the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge, our two experts talk about the design of the new products; the sleek hardware of the phone as well as the software that doesn't necessarily complement it.

Walt and Nilay find a loophole

This week, the duo talk privacy and security pertaining to technology. With two-factor authentication and Apple not giving a backdoor to phone encryption, should you feel safe keeping your data in the cloud? Let our experts go into detail about this issue and clear things up.

Walt and Nilay reset your router

After Walt's review of the Eero, the duo discuss in detail the usage of wireless systems and the surprisingly numerous devices one uses in the household with a Wi-Fi internet connection.

Walt And Nilay decrypt everything

This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, the duo discuss the recent Apple news regarding encryption, and also talk in depth about the Nextbit Robin.

Walt and Nilay worry about Apple

Nilay talks with Walt about his criticism of Apple lately regarding the decline in quality of software on both mobile and desktop.

Walt and Nilay go over 140 characters

Walt and Nilay talk twitter; discussing problems with it as a product and suggest improvements in features and strategies.

Walt and Nilay lose track of time

After almost a year since the Apple Watch has been released, Walt and Nilay question the nature of the smartwatch and analyze how we use it today while also discussing what we should see in the future.

Walt and Nilay take the wheel

Ctrl-Walt Delete returns from CES to discuss the integration of the car industry with the tech industry, leading to the rise of smart technology in cars and the new competitors into the field.

CES 2016 edition

Walt and Nilay meet at the Las Vegas Convention Center for CES 2016 and discuss what the Consumer Electronics Show means to them, along with analyzing what they've seen so far. A new year of Ctrl-Walt-Delete starts off with Nilay finally paying his debt to Walt.

Duration: 00:26:56

A cycle of despair

What happens when new technology no longer wows us? Walt and Nilay discuss the lack of enthusiasm over Google’s Pixel C, suggesting that we may be in a technological lull. Can Ctrl-Walt-Delete save us or are we doomed to live with tech mediocrity?

Duration: 00:48:15

Clippy is watching you

Walt delves into his past as a national security reporter, weighing in on the modern encryption debate. What is the balance between privacy and national security? We'd also like to bid a fond welcome our newest podcast subscriber: the FBI.

Duration: 00:40:59

Nilay screws up the edit

What is a computer? Can a $150 laptop be any good? Are netbooks back? Walt and Nilay tackle all these questions and more in this week's episode, and it turns out none of the answers are as simple as they seem. And that $150 laptop might be the start of something much, much bigger.

Duration: 00:35:07

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