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We Tried the Apple Vision Pro + Can Congress Protect Kids Online? + Cruise’s Crash

We Tried the Apple Vision Pro + Can Congress Protect Kids Online? + Cruise’s Crash

Kevin Roose and

Davis Land and

Dan Powell and

Apple’s Vision Pro headset is now for sale in stores. Will it live up to the hype? Kevin Roose and Casey Newton tried it out to see. Then, in a high-profile congressional hearing on child safety and social media, Mark Zuckerberg, the Meta chief executive, made an apology to families of victims of online child abuse. Is new legislation on the horizon? And finally, what the collapse of Cruise, the autonomous vehicle company, means for the future of self-driving cars.

Digital illustration of Apple’s Vision Pro headset attached to a brain
Photo illustration by The New York Times; Photos: OsakaWayne Studios (brain), Josh Edelson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images (Vision Pro)

Additional Reading:

  • Apple readies its Vision

  • ‘Your Product Is Killing People’: Tech Leaders Denounced Over Child Safety

  • Cruise Says Hostility to Regulators Led to Grounding of Its Autonomous Cars


“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. This episode was edited by Paula Szuchman. Engineering by Chris Wood and original music by Dan Powell and Rowan Niemisto. Special thanks to Pui-Wing Tam, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti and Jeffrey Miranda.

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