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Special events, discussions, interviews, and one-off shows from The Verge.

Special events, discussions, interviews, and one-off shows from The Verge.
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Special events, discussions, interviews, and one-off shows from The Verge.




VR pioneer Jaron Lanier on dystopia, empathy, and the future of the internet

Jaron Lanier is one of virtual reality’s most recognizable figures. He’s credited with popularizing the term itself, and he co-founded VPL, a short-lived but groundbreaking company that built some of the first commercial VR headsets. Since then, Lanier has been better known for his writing on digital ownership and internet ecosystems, with the books You Are Not A Gadget and Who Owns the Future? But his most recent work revisits the world of ‘80s and ‘90s VR, as well as the rest of Lanier’s...

Duration: 01:01:51

Why watch people play video games?

About a month ago my colleague Dan Seifert admitted on Twitter to, basically, not understanding me as a person: "i will never understand the fascination with watching other people play video games" Instead of lashing out in his mentions, I sat on that information until the other day when I finally connected with Dan over Skype to hash it all out. Now you can enjoy our conversation in podcast form, thanks to the Verge Extras feed, which you should definitely subscribe to if you haven't...

Duration: 00:22:18

The delicate science of counting crowds

Here’s how we know how many people were in the crowd for Donald Trump’s inauguration — and why you won’t hear the number on TV. Host: Russel Brandom Director: Kimberly Mas Camera: Tom Connors Graphics: William Joel Audio: Andrew Marino

Duration: 00:02:40

A highly specific Tinder problem

What’s the biggest problem you run into while using the popular dating app Tinder? Is it that almost all the children of the Earth seem appalling when reduced to four photos and the opportunity to describe themselves in two sentences? Is it that you are a busy modern creature with precious little time to message the people in your life you already care about, much less strangers about whom you know nothing? Is it your terrible reflexes, never more inconvenient than when you have only a...

Duration: 00:18:24

Emotional (Tech) Support

as seen on Circuit Breaker

Duration: 00:41:12

Paul Miller's gadget corner 06/03/16

Paul Miller's gadget corner 06/03/16 by The Verge

Duration: 00:03:06

The problems with Interstellar

Interstellar is absolutely gorgeous. Interstellar has strong performances and real tearjerking moments. Interstellar also has some pretty large issues that unravel over the course of its nearly-three-hour runtime. Let's talk about it.