Best Tech News podcasts — News and commentary on the digital world (Updated October 2017; image)
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This Week in Tech (MP3)
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Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join the top tech pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech.Records live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
 
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This is Only a Test
Weekly
 
This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!
 
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The Vergecast
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This Vergecast is your source for an irreverent and informative look at what's happening right now (and next) in the world of technology and gadgets. Hosted by Nilay Patel alongside a cavalcade of tech luminaries, The Vergecast is the only podcast you need to make sense of the week in tech news.
 
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TechStuff
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TechStuff is a show about technology. And it’s not just how technology works. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it and how technology affects our lives and culture.
 
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Reply All
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"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it. " - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.
 
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Chips with everything - The Guardian
 
Why are teens shoplifting makeup and posting their hauls to Tumblr? How can a blind man run a marathon through the desert with just an iPhone? And what happens to your social media profiles after you die? Week on week, Leigh Alexander answers questions just like these on our digital culture podcast, Chips with Everything.
 
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Note to Self
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Host Manoush Zomorodi talks with everyone from big names techies to elementary school teachers about the effects of technology on our lives, in a quest for the smart choices that will help you think and live better.
 
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Let's Talk About Tech
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BBC Radio 5 live’s technology and gaming podcast, discussing the world of video games and games culture. Plus your questions answered in 5 live's tech phone-in.
 
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Too Embarrassed to Ask
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Technology doesn’t need to be confusing, though too often it is. Do you have tech questions that you’re too embarrassed to ask? Kara Swisher of Recode and Lauren Goode of The Verge have the answers. Tune in to their podcast every Friday for straight talk about the latest gadgets and products.Submit your own questions in advance by tweeting them to @Recode with the hashtag #TooEmbarrassed, or by emailing TooEmbarrassed@recode.net.
 
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The WIRED Podcast
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The award-winning WIRED UK Podcast with James Temperton and the rest of the team. Listen every week for the an informed and entertaining rundown of latest technology, science, business and culture news. New episodes every Friday. ]]>
 
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Click
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Technological and digital news from around the world.
 
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Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher
 
One of tech's most prominent journalists, Kara Swisher is known for her insightful reporting and straight-shooting style. Listen in as she hosts hard-hitting interviews about the week in tech with influential business leaders and outspoken personalities from media, politics and more.
 
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The Internet of Things Podcast - IoT
 
Stacey Higginbotham (formerly Sr. Editor at Fortune) and co-host Kevin Tofel discuss the latest news and analysis of the Internet of Things. Covers Consumer IoT, Industrial IoT and Enterprise IoT. Guests include Vint Cerf, Om Malik, and people from Amazon.com, AT&T, IBM Watson and more.
 
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African Tech Round-up
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The African Tech Round-up podcast delivers all the week's technology, digital and innovation highlights from across the African continent and beyond, while the African Tech Conversations podcast features relaxed in-depth chats with leading entrepreneurs, innovators and thought-leaders who are intimately involved in Africa’s Information & Communications Technology scene.
 
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The WAN Show Podcast
Weekly
 
Every week, Linus and Luke take some time to discuss the most current happenings in the technology universe.
 
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The Economist: Babbage
Weekly
 
Named after Charles Babbage a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Kenneth Cukier talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Wednesday on Economist Radio.
 
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Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood
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Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood helps listeners understand the business behind the technology that's rewiring our lives. From how tech is changing the nature of work to the unknowns of venture capital to the economics of outer space, this weekday show breaks ideas, telling the stories of modern life through our digital economy. Marketplace Tech is part of the Marketplace portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace, Marketplace Morning ...
 
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Tech Policy Podcast
Weekly
 
Listen to episodes of the Tech Policy Podcast, featuring interviews about current policy issues with experts in technology policy.
 
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Ctrl-Walt-Delete
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Ctrl-Walt-Delete is a podcast from The Verge featuring legendary tech reviewer Walt Mossberg and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. In each episode, they dive into the modern tech landscape using Walt’s extraordinary depth and experience to tell stories in entirely new ways. The series finale aired on June 13, 2017, shortly before Walt’s well-deserved retirement.
 
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The TechnoBuffalo Show
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The weekly podcast of TechnoBuffalo.com discussing the latest happenings in mobile, gaming and technology.
 
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Download This Show - ABC Radio National
 
Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Friday.
 
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BEKK Open Podcast
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BEKK Open Podcast er levert av BEKK sin teknologiavdeling. Her diskuterer vi temaer som vi mener er viktig for utviklere og andre teknologiinteresserte i Norge. Følg oss på open.bekk.no og twitter.com/bekkopen.
 
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Spectrum | Deutsche Welle
Weekly
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
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TechTalkUK
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A fortnightltechnology podcast from the UK
 
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Techdirt
Weekly
 
The Techdirt Podcast, hosted by Michael Masnick.
 
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Clockwise
Weekly
 
Clockwise is a rapid-fire discussion of current technology issues hosted by Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent and featuring two special guests each week. Four people, four topics--and because we're always watching the clock, no episode is longer than 30 minutes. Hosted by Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent.
 
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TechFan
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Technology Fans Rejoice!
 
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What The Tech Podcast
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Hosted by Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurott; What The Tech!? delivers what every techy needs and that is a spotlight on new and emerging technologies from around the world. They cover everything that is up and coming as well as do live unboxings along with reviews of current products. Join in the conversation because it doesn’t matter if you’re a noob or a tech vet. You will find something you like!
 
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Bad Voltage
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Every two weeks Bad Voltage delivers an amusing take on technology, Open Source, politics, music, and anything else we think is interesting, as well as interviews and reviews. The show is presented by Jono Bacon, Jeremy Garcia, and Stuart Langridge.
 
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Komando On Demand
Monthly
 
Ever wonder how technology has transformed your life? In this entertaining and informative podcast, Kim Komando provides insight on the ever-changing tech issues and topics that are relevant to you. This free podcast featuring interviews that Kim conducts with experts in their field. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of topics such as the Dark Web, the life of digital nomads, staying focused on the road, what it takes to keep the lights on and so much more.Subscribe bel ...
 
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Tech Talk Today MP3
Weekly
 
An opinionated daily technology talk show. Chris Fisher is joined by a rotating cast of characters. Far removed from the valley bubble we tell the honest truth about some of tech’s biggest demigods.With insights on current events, and perspective from the past ones Tech Talk Today promises to be interesting, or fail live trying.
 
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Computer Talk Radio with 'The Nerd'... Benjamin Rockwell
 
Computer Talk Radio is a nationally syndicated broadcast radio program on computers, technology, and your life. Benjamin Rockwell, the show host and a computer nerd, leads the team as the expert guide through the technical jungle of jargon, and the valleys of viruses, to reach the pinnacle of power of your computer problems. Additional team members Keith M. Sedor, Steve Keske, Deb Shadovitz, and Jesse Peloski, all help along the way each week with their own words of wisdom.
 
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Overtired
Monthly
 
Christina Warren & Brett Terpstra have odd sleep schedules. They nerd out over varied interests: gadgets, software, and life in a connected world. Tune in to find out what keeps them up at night.
 
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Merge Conflict
Weekly
 
Merge Conflict is a weekly discussion with Frank and James on all things development, technology, & more. After years of being friends, Frank and James finally decided to sit down and start a podcast about their lives as mobile developers using Xamarin. Much more than just another mobile development podcast, Merge Conflict, reaches all areas of development including desktop, server, and of course mobile. They also cover fun things happening in the world of technology and gaming and whatever ...
 
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Happy Hour
Weekly
 
Happy Hour is a podcast hosted by Benjamin Mayo, Zac Hall and the staff of 9to5Mac discussing the latest in tech news.
 
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Unravelling Technology - BirchenallHowden Ltd
 
Each episode we'll be discussing the hot topics in tech and exploring them in depth.
 
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Update Podcast
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Each week 4 hosts have a casual chat about all things digital such as mobile apps, web design, marketing & AI.
 
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Ask Noah Show
Weekly
 
The Ask Noah Show is a weekly radio call in show where we take your tech questions or business in tech questions live on the air.The show airs Mondays at 4pm PST / 7PM EST on jblive.tv at KEQQ 88.3 LPFM in Grand Forks.It's a free call 1-855-450-NOAH so join us and start on your way to owning your operating system, your software, and technology.
 
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Smart Tech
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Practical Technology News, Advice and ScreenCasts
 
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Радио-Т
Weekly
 
Разговоры на темы хайтек, высоких компьютерных технологий, гаджетов, облаков, программирования и прочего интересного из мира ИТ.
 
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Charged Tech Podcast
Weekly
 
Cut through the technology news noise and hear about only the news that matters, and what it means. Join us every weekend to get the lowdown on the biggest stories – including some you might not have heard anything about.
 
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Developer Antics
Monthly+
 
Developer Antics is "tech for the rest", we take the hottest trends and news releases in the tech sector and break them down so that everyone knows the how, what, and why of the tech industry. Visit https://www.developerantics.com to read show notes, leave comments, and listen to episodes
 
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Intel Chip Chat - Archive
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Intel Chip Chat is a recurring podcast series focused on Intel technologies that brings you news, information and interviews from the chipmakers themselves. Hosted by Intel employee Allyson Klein since 2007, past topics have included microarchitecture and silicon innovation, accelerators, virtualization technology, storage, interconnect technologies, mobility, data center technologies, energy-efficient performance and design, cloud computing, Intel research and upcoming technologies. Each in ...
 
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Your Tech Life (Soon to become EFTM)
 
Weekly Talkback Technology Webcast, covering all things Technology, Computers, The Internet, Mobile Phones
 
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4gnews
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Tecnologia falada em Português
 
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In Tech Today
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ITT is your low-fuss, no-frills, fat-free, no added sugar guide to the week in technology, gadgets and the internet. Hosted by Josh White and Ed Swift.
 
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Digital Podcast
Weekly
 
Der Technologie-Podcast von Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Wir sind deine Korrespondenten aus der digitalen Welt. Internet, Smartphones, soziale Netzwerke, Computersicherheit oder Games – wir fassen das Wichtigste und Unterhaltsamste der Woche für dich zusammen. Das ist ein «Enhanced Podcast» im Format AAC (.m4a) mit Kapitel-Unterteilung. Für Abspielgeräte, die AAC nicht verstehen, ist der Podcast auch als MP3 verfügbar. Feed AAC: http://www.srf.ch/feed/podcast/sd/400741a5-0289-474b-807c-016 ...
 
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The FATcast
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Mike Elgan’s Food And Technology Podcast
 
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Ruminate Podcast
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A fortnightly podcast about what’s on our mind.
 
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I den 20. episoden av BEKK Open Podcast får vi besøk av Tia Firing og Hans Kristian Henriksen. Vi snakker om sikkerhetsproblemene som oppstår når alt vi har blir koblet til internett. Hva skjer når vannkokeren din blir hacket eller babymonitoren din brukes til å ta ned en dns-provider. Vi kommer også inn på utfordringene knyttet til ai og sikke ...…
 
If you’re going to commit a crime, it’s probably best not to brag about it. And it’s especially dumb to brag about your crime on the internet. But that’s precisely what happened when a defense contractor bragged on LinkedIn about bilking the Department of Defense out of money, according to new documents obtained by Gizmodo.…
 
In this episode we talk about: The US Postal Service employing autonomous vehicles How you can help make detailed 3D driving maps and get paid Amazon launching a delivery service, delivering to your trunk or in your house, and trying to get the .amazon top-level-domain AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down Researchers have figured out a way to ...…
 
Microsoft recently announced that it’s doing away with its Windows Phone operating system. That basically leaves consumers with two options: iPhone or Android. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with Julie Ask, a principal analyst at Forrester Research, about how the smartphone industry got here and what it would take for a third player to ...…
 
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Technobyte with Aki Anastasiou
 
 
In a quick follow up, James finally breaks down and learns how to properly learn the profiler. This last weekend Frank & James participated and helped organize a mobile app hackathon for charity. What went right? What went wrong? And will they ever do another hackathon again? Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub M ...…
 
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about how YouTube has grown since she assumed that role in 2014, and how it's making original content differently than other video platforms like Netflix. Previously Google's advertising boss, she met Larry Page and Sergey Brin when the two founders rented her garage and turned it into ...…
 
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This Week in Tech (MP3)
 
The New York Times clamps down on social media. Twitter will clamp down on hate. Qualcomm drags China into its fight with Apple. Google drags Target into its fight with Amazon. TransUnion drags itself into everyone's fight with Equifax. Oculus announces a wire-free VR headset. Shell buys into electric charging. Atari 2600 turns 40. US vs Japan ...…
 
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Tech Policy Podcast
 
Pop some champagne and untangle your headphones, as the Tech Policy Podcast is celebrating it's 200th episode. Woo! Evan sits down with Austin Carson, Executive Director of TechFreedom and an all-around normal guy. They celebrate this milestone, solving all of the world's problems in under 30 minutes and answering some of your burning questions ...…
 
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F5 Live: Refreshing Technology (Audio)
 
Episode Tease This week, Microsoft downsizes its offerings, Ziff Davis increases its gaming footprint and Disney enhances your movie library. Participants Scott Ertz - Host Avram Piltch - Host Opening Powered by: TeknoAXE Nifty Gifties Powered by: Microsoft Store Microsoft Says Goodbye to Underperforming Brands Piltch Point with Avram Piltch Po ...…
 
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Pebkac Podcast
 
This week the boys switch back to beer. Picking apart Google's new products, Equifax and their latest oopsie, Accenture and their Amazon mistake, and uses for vision AI. Follow us at jerseystudios.net
 
Computers and Technology Call-in Webcast
 
Новый Amazon Kindle с большим экраном - 00:03:01. События и новинки с Pixel 2 - 00:22:54. Microsoft отказывается от Windows Mobile - 01:14:11. GitHub проследит за зависимостями и доставит новостей - 01:19:46. PornHub задействовал AI - 01:30:11. Люди против роботов - 01:35:36. Темы наших слушателей Спонсоры этого выпуска DigitalOcean, Vscale и S ...…
 
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Tech's Message Podcast - UK Technology News With Nate Lanxon (Bloomberg, Wired, CNET)
 
Nate is on his honeymoon with his new wife. So, this week on a special episode of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss their review of the iPhone 8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE. Joining them for additional insights is CNET.com Senior Editor Andrew Hoyle. We’ll be back for a regular show next week...…
 
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Computer Talk Radio with 'The Nerd'... Benjamin Rockwell
 
Benjamin RockwellBy podcast@computertalkradio.com (Benjamin Rockwell).
 
It’s hard to imagine Facebook founder - Mark Zuckerberg - making a mistake. But he did and it’s costing his company a lot of money. Teenage girls looking for online fame are the victims of a new, dangerous scam. A popular AOL service is signing off forever. And I’ll tell you how to know if your email is being read. All this and everything you n ...…
 
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From the initial pitch to a successful crowdfunding campaign to a launch title, we learn how the Friday the 13th game was made. IllFonic CEO Chuck Brungardt joins the show to talk about bringing Jason to virtual life.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
We’ve got a bloggy Vergecast today. In between review weeks, a few things popped up in the news that Nilay, Dieter, and Paul needed to talk about. Google is integrating video chat into a phone but still not text; you can now watch all the movies you’ve purchased online in one place; Apple is on a “hype cycle” talking about AR; and Windows Phone ...…
 
Summary: This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the recent iTunes refocus and what could happen next, the latest changes in iOS 11.1 beta 2 including new emoji and 3D Touch gestures, watchOS 4.1 with Radio streaming over LTE and the new Wi-Fi option, potential new dynamic wallpapers on the iPhone X and Face ID coming to new iPads and much more. ...…
 
Owen joins Tim this week to discuss the California Wildfires, Ice Storms, Acer desktop, mini Arcade games, a car sales story from Owen, Macstock expo, inventors killed by their own inventions, and the Lawn Chair Pilot, Larry Walters. Plus Owen’s opinion on Star Trek Discovery and The Orville. Sorry for the bad audio, something happened that was ...…
 
Thomas Schumacher is the head of Disney Theatrical productions and used to run Walt Disney Animation when it pumped out Aladdin, The Lion King, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Tarzan, Hercules and Lilo & Stitch, and worked closely with Pixar on their first five films. He talks about how the Rescue ...…
 
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Gadgets & Tech – Spoken Edition
 
Every once in a while, the internet remembers that conchs have eyes, wild looking colored things sitting at the ends of stalks like a creature watching you on behalf of Jareth the Goblin King as you navigate The Labyrinth. The internet remembered this fact again this week. I don’t think much about mollusks, their morphology, or how they experie ...…
 
Wie kommen Instagram Influencer zu ihren Anhängern und der Strom ohne Kabel ins Handy? Der ganze Podcast im Überblick: [00:33] SRF Studie zeigt: Schweizer Influencer haben Fake Followers [03:18] Ist der Freitag, der 13. ein normaler Tag? [06:54] GameTipp: Cuphead [10:54] Android Smartphone kabellos laden [17:13] Feedback…
 
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Unravelling Technology - BirchenallHowden Ltd
 
Our favourite subject, memes, is on the table for discussion in this episode, and we talk about tech companies' response to the devastation cause in Puerto Rico. Podcast music: Here's The Thing (Lee Rosevere) / CC BY-SA 4.0 SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES
 
To find out how your trusted weather app gets its intel, look no further than the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Virginia outpost of NOAA has huge disks on its roof that pull in information from the satellites floating in space, and a massive server room where all of the data they collect gets stored and sent out. Marketpl ...…
 
African Tech Round-up — Adebayo “Ade” Alonge is the Nigerian co-founder of RxAll, a platform which provides patients in the developing world with authenticated and verified medicines. Prior to this, Ade was a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, and before that, he spent eight years working a Sanofi, Roche, and BASF.In this abs ...…
 
Google Senior Vice President of Hardware Rick Osterloh talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about the company’s newly announced products — the second iteration of high-end Pixel smartphones, wireless headphones called Pixel Buds, an AI-powered camera called Google Clips, new smart home speakers and a new Pixelbook laptop. Osterloh says the ...…
 
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Notnerd Podcast: Practical tech news and tips for the "not nerd"
 
Another week's worth of tech news. Google had their big announcement with all kinds of new products that you may or may not need. Stay tuned to the end for some very helpful picks of the week. If you have questions, answers, ProTips (ding), or anything else tech related, get in touch! Links from the Show: Dave’s Tip: Apple's YouTube Channel, iP ...…
 
Every October has been set aside as National Cyber Security Awareness Month - a public service campaign to educate people about risks to their online privacy. This year's campaign is especially pressing with the recent cyberattacks on Equifax, the DNC and more. Cyber security awareness is at an all-time high. In this Komando on Demand podcast, ...…
 
John has an announcement, twitter apps, and Stranger Things for iOS My App Story – MacStories HomePod - Apple (UK) Google Home Max – Multi-room Wi-Fi Speaker – Google Store Connected #163: U2 Red - Relay FM Twitterrific: Making Twitter Extra Terrific Stranger Things Retro-Style Game Launched – MacStories Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Offici ...…
 
Did the SNES Mini live up to the hype, and what classic titles is Nintendo likely to revive next? With PAX Aus on the horizon, what can retro gaming fans expect from the classic gaming section? We're joined by Fairfax Tech editor Tim Biggs and ausretrogamer editor Alex Boz for our retro gaming special!…
 
Do not lose sleep tonight, the world will not end as the result of some enormous supervolcano eruption in Yellowstone National Park any time soon. But there is a whole lot of other interesting stuff going on there—so maybe it’s worth losing sleep by getting excited about science. Nerd. A swarm of earthquakes rumbling since June has begun to die ...…
 
From data breaches to global cyberwarfare, it’s clear cybersecurity isn’t really working. And not even a newly minted MacArthur fellow can tell us why. What he can tell us: Advice like creating long, complicated passwords might not make a big difference in the end. Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood talks with Stefan Savage about what we can do to m ...…
 
Both Dell and Salesforce made big announcements about their internet of things plans this week, so Kevin and I try to break that down for people. We then discussed Amazon trying to deliver things to the trunk of your car, Google Home going too far in recording conversations and updates to hardware for autonomous cars. We also review the latest ...…
 
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This is Only a Test
 
Will joins us this week for a special quadcast! Because we missed recording last week, there's lots to catch up on, including Google's Pixel 2 announcement event, New York Comic Con, Elon's Mars colony dreams, and the release of the SNES Classic. Plus, Norm talks about the Westworld experience he went to in New York. (Recorded Tuesdsay so Oculu ...…
 
Why’d You Push That Button? is a podcast about the choices technology forces us to make, featuring interviews with consumers, developers, friends, and strangers. Hosted by The Verge’s Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany, Why’d You Push That Button? asks the hard, weird, occasionally dumb questions about how your tiny tech decisions impact your so ...…
 
Tim Cook talks AR glasses, some thoughts on diversity and inclusion in tech, what we do for ergonomics, and how we cope with social media in our everyday life. This episode of Clockwise is sponsored by: Linode: High performance SSD Linux servers for all of your infrastructure needs. Get a $20 credit with promo code ‘clockwise2017’ Bombfell: Fin ...…
 
Babies born via a Caesarean section are more likely to be obese says new research. Plus how glass is getting a makeover and we explore the question of why you’re attracted to the people you’re attracted to. The Economist's science correspondent Tim Cross presents.
 
What exactly is mixed reality? How far along is the technology? Can VR and AR become successful consumer products?By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
Ilene Chaiken, the creator of “The L Word” and showrunner for “Empire,” talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2017 edition of Werk It, WNYC’s women-in-podcasting festival. Chaiken explains how she got “The L Word” made at Showtime, even though the network initially laughed at the idea of a show about lesbians in Hollywood, and how became exec ...…
 
The new trailer for The Last Jedi dropped last night. And it’s all some Star Wars nerds are talking about. But it’s clear that one character stole the show. That’s right. It’s porg time, baby. Every Star Wars trilogy needs its cuddly comic relief. The Return of the Jedi had the Ewoks, Episodes I-III tried to make Jar Jar Binks a thing, and now ...…
 
Machines are getting stronger and smarter. They may soon be our competitors and colleagues in the workforce. What would happen if we used them to enhance our own brains? Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talks with Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, about what would happen if artificial and hu ...…
 
The Replika app chats with you, learns from you, and reflects you back. It starts to become you. And your AI self gets pretty real. Journalist Mike Murphy used the app to create his mini-me, and wrote about it for Quartz. After months of talking to himself, he had a breakthrough. And some questions about how we define humanness. You can find Mi ...…
 
The rapid forward march of technology has long bred two leading camps of onlookers: the techno-optimists and the techno-pessimists. Honest people on both sides, however, must admit that technological innovation has had both positive and negative effects. Internet legend Tim O'Reilly is one of the people who think a lot about these issues, and h ...…
 
KiboCUBE is an initiative that offers educational and research institutions from developing countries the opportunity to deploy cube satellites (CubeSats) from the Kibo module of the International Space Station (ISS). Kate Arkless Gray reports on Guatamala's first satellite.A New Zealand farmer and fisherman, Grant Muir, who has witnessed first ...…
 
The guy who years ago worked out rules for safely password protecting your files and websites just announced he was wrong! Now what??? We explore his revelation on this episode.
 
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Today is another sad day, a Friday like so many others save for one tear-jerking bit of news: AOL announced its Instant Messenger will die on December 15th. It was 20 years old. This isn’t the first time that AIM has passed away. Gizmodo first reported on its death in 2012, when AOL sacked almost all of the aging service’s team. Only support st ...…
 
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