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Gadget Lab: Weekly Tech News
<p>Inside the hottest personal tech stories of the week; mobile apps, gear, social networking, and entertainment.</p>
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1
Life After Facebook
Former Facebook executive Chris Cox talks about his 13 years at Facebook and who he’s working with now.
24 min
2
Finally, We Can ‘Like’ Apple’s Keyboards Again
Instagram and Apple made small changes to their products this week that could affect customers in a major way.
25 min
3
When Big Tech Buys Your Darlings
On this week’s podcast, we talk about Facebook rebranding, Google buying Fitbit, and what happens when big brands take over small, disparate products.
25 min
4
Deep Listening
This week, we talk about Apple’s new AirPods, and the privacy challenges of smart speakers.
29 min
5
YouTube Creators Want More From YouTube
Independent video creators are seeking to unionize in a play for more transparency from YouTube. Emma Grey Ellis has the story on this week’s Gadget Lab.
33 min
6
Facial Recognition Tech Is Coming to a School N...
WIRED Editor in Chief Nicholas Thompson joins us for a special edition of this week’s podcast, to discuss Facebook, Google, and facial recognition technology.
29 min
7
It's Time to Put Down Your Phone
Webby founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain joins us to talk about her weekly tech Shabbat, a day in which her family abstains from any modern technology.
41 min
8
Panos Panay Says Microsoft’s New Phone Isn’t a ...
The company’s hardware chief discusses the state of mobile productivity, dual-screen devices, and why the Surface phone isn’t a phone.
43 min
9
Spot, the Robot Dog, Learns New Tricks
Matt Simon tells us how the famous robot's deployment into the workplace could alter the future of human-robot relations.
35 min
10
Your DNA Belongs on the Blockchain
Megan Molteni tells us about the gene-sequencing startup Nebula, and how its privacy practices could have a positive impact on the way we share personal information on the web.
34 min
11
iPhones to the Max
We ask WIRED senior writer Lauren Goode to give her impressions of the iPhone launch in Cupertino this week.
30 min
12
How Uber Went Down in Flames
New York Times reporter Mike Isaac charts the rise and fall of the ride-hailing company in his new book, Super Pumped. He joins us on the podcast to tell us everything that went wrong.
47 min
13
Why It’s So Hard to Unlink Yourself From Facebook
WIRED’s Paris Martineau joins the show to explain all the ways Facebook tracks your activity across Instagram and the rest of its mobile apps—even if your accounts aren’t linked to Facebook.
36 min
14
You’ve Got Microplastics
WIRED’s Matt Simon joins the show to talk about microplastics—what they are, why they’re a nightmare, and whether you should fret about eating them.
40 min
15
How Google’s Secrecy Lead to Company Turmoil
WIRED senior staff writer Nitasha Tiku takes us behind the scenes of her September cover story about inner turmoil at Google, the so-called happiest company in tech.
36 min
16
Amazon's Quest for World Domination
Jason Del Rey, host of Land of the Giants, a new podcast all about Amazon, joins the Gadget Lab to talk about the company’s quest for world domination.
36 min
17
Bumps in the Road to Our Robo-Car Future
WIRED writer Alex Davies joins us to discuss the challenges companies are facing as they race to get self-driving shuttles and delivery vehicles onto our streets.
38 min
18
Why New York’s Revenge Porn Law Is Flawed
The state of New York finally signed into law a bill criminalizing the spread of nonconsensual pornography, but Wired’s Emma Grey Ellis tells the Gadget Lab team that this new law is only a partial victory.
40 min
19
Twitter’s Redesign Is Impressive. Is It Enough?
Twitter has launched its first major redesign in several years. The question is whether it’s enough to make a dent in the hate and harassment.
48 min
20
Facebook's Libra and the Future of Money
WIRED writer Gregory Barber explains the intricacies of Facebook’s ambitious plan to and how Libra is poised to rattle the future of crypto.
33 min
21
Rebalancing Our Relationship With Tech
A conversation with Aza Raskin of the Center for Humane Technology. Also, we discuss Jony Ive’s departure from Apple.
60 min
22
A Genius Move
Emily Dreyfuss joins us this week to discuss the larger implications of Genius’s fight with Google over song lyrics. Also, we get all tingly with ASMR.
51 min
23
The Biggest News From E3
Peter Rubin joins the show this week to tell us about the major announcements made at the videogame industry’s big conference.
50 min
24
Everything From Apple’s WWDC
The Gadget Lab team breaks down Apple’s annual software shindig, and tells you all you need to know about forthcoming updates for iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
52 min
25
Making Surfing More Sustainable
An interview with Firewire Surfboards CEO Mark Price about how to make a surfboard without ruining the ocean.
55 min
26
Samsung’s Innovation Dilemma
David Eun, president of Samsung’s innovation arm NEXT, says younger consumers are shifting towards experiences, not things. What does that mean for a company that makes devices?
55 min
27
YouTube’s Latest Beauty Scandal
WIRED’s Emma Grey Ellis joins this week’s Gadget Lab podcast to explain the latest YouTube drama and discuss the implications of “cancel culture.”
36 min
28
If You Build It, They Will I/O
It’s software conference season! In the latest Gadget Lab podcast, the team shares their takeaways from Facebook F8, Microsoft Build, and Google I/O.
51 min
29
The Making of Adam Savage
The host of the new Discovery show "Savage Builds" and author of the new book "Every Tool’s a Hammer" joins us to talk about the joy and agony of making things.
51 min
30
Preserving Your Right to Repair Your Gadgets
We talk with right-to-repair advocate Nathan Proctor. Also: Samsung’s Galaxy Fold woes, and a preview of the next Sony PlayStation.
68 min
31
What Happens to Uber After Its IPO?
WIRED Transportation reporter Aarian Marshall joins us to talk about the Uber IPO and what it means for the future of ride-sharing ... and everything else Uber does
45 min
32
Introducing Citadel Dropouts: A Game of Thrones...
Game of Thrones is back––and so is the Citadel Dropouts podcast. Listen to Laura Hudson and Spencer Ackerman preview GoT season 8 in this new podcast on Wired.
46 min
33
Reporting From Syria
An interview with war correspondent Kenneth R. Rosen, who is reporting from Syria for WIRED this month.
21 min
34
The Case for Male Birth Control
Contraceptives for men have been explored in some way since at least the 1950’s, but there haven’t been many viable options. A new sperm-reducing gel could change that.
47 min
35
Game On at Google
Google’s just-announced cloud gaming service, Stadia, holds the promise of seamless, multi-device gaming. Is it too good to be true?
48 min
36
Flickr Cofounder Questions Big Tech
Caterina Fake says it’s time to ask whether tech should exist, rather than asking if it can exist or if funds are available for it.
67 min
37
How to Quit Your Tech Job
Former Google communications exec Jessica Powell joins this weeks Gadget Lab podcast to talk about Facebooks manifestos, quitting Google, and why she absolutely refuses to get a brand-new phone.
53 min
38
Alex Kipman’s Holographic Tendencies
Microsofts second-generation mixed reality headset has made a significant leap. But youre probably not going to buy one.
52 min
39
You’ve Got to Know When to Fold ‘Em
Samsung revealed not one, not two, but five new smartphones this week - including a folding phone. Axioss Ina Fried joins on this weeks Gadget Lab podcast.
42 min
40
The Treacherous Allure of OG Usernames
Product designer Chris Messina snagged @chris as his Instagram name. Its been awesome -- and terrible. Plus: Amazon splits with NYC, on the Gadget Lab podcast.
59 min
41
The App Smackdown
Apple temporarily booted Facebook (and Google!) from its enterprise app program this week. You werent really surprised, were you? Plus: Details on Teslas new Model Y.
49 min
42
Amazon Delivery Bots Are Here
When it comes to delivery robots, design is almost as important as function. Matt Simon and Arielle Pardes discuss Amazons new robot, Scout, on this weeks podcast.
42 min
43
Nike’s Truly Smart Sneakers
WIREDs Peter Rubin joins the Gadget Lab podcast to talk about his experience wearing Nikes newest self-adjusting sneakers. Plus: Nitasha Tiku weighs in on mandatory arbitration at tech companies.
46 min
44
The Best of CES
WIREDs Gadget Lab team kicks off the new year with a wrap-up of the years biggest electronics show. Plus, an interview with Reddits Jen Wong.
52 min
45
The Year in Tech, in One Word
Wireds Gadget Lab team sums up this year in tech. Plus: An interview with the CEO of a futuristic fitness company.
49 min
46
Apocalypse Now
Climate change is real, and its impacting us right now. How much of it can be fixed by personal responsibility versus policy?
56 min