Best Tech podcasts — News and commentary on the digital world (Updated April 2018; image)
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TED Talks Daily
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Want TED Talks on the go? Every weekday, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable -- from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between -- given by the world's leading thinkers and doers. This collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, is also available in video format.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 we answer questions just like these on our digital culture podcast, Chips with Everything.
 
Every week Leo Laporte talks to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology.Records live every Friday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
 
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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.
 
Keep up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy discussion of the tech news of the day. Tom Merritt and co-host's home for daily tech news.
 
Stay informed on the latest in technology during your weekday commute. Our journalists cover leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends, personal technology, app features, start-ups and more.
 
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.
 
Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives.Records every Thursday at 5:30pm Eastern / 2:30pm Pacific / 21:30 UTC.
 
Do you have questions about tech products or the week's tech news that you’re too embarrassed to ask? Kara Swisher and the rest of the team at Recode have the answers. Tune in to their podcast every Friday for straight talk about confusing topics. Submit your questions in advance by tweeting them to @Recode with the hashtag #TooEmbarrassed, or by emailing TooEmbarrassed@recode.net.
 
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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.
 
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
 
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The WIRED Podcast
Weekly
 
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.
 
A show about tech and media's key players, big ideas, and how they're changing the world we live in. 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 with influential business leaders and outspoken personalities from media, politics, and more.
 
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Click
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Technological and digital news from around the world.
 
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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Exponent
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A podcast about tech and society, hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth
 
The African Tech Roundup podcast delivers technology, digital and innovation highlights from across the African continent. The show is produced by broadcaster and entrepreneur, Andile Masuku (www.andilemasuku.com), and co-hosted by marketing maven turned investor and startup founder, Musa Kalenga (www.kalenga.me).
 
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.
 
Every week, Linus and Luke take some time to discuss the most current happenings in the technology universe.
 
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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Flash Forward
Monthly
 
A show about possible and not so possible futures. From space pirates to conscious robots to the end of antibiotics. Hosted by Rose Eveleth.
 
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ycombinator
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Podcast by ycombinator
 
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Fw:Thinking
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It's about technology. It's about humanity. It's about our future. It's Fw:Thinking.
 
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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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.
 
Know what comes next with this in-depth look at how science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play.
 
The weekly podcast of TechnoBuffalo.com discussing the latest happenings in mobile, gaming and technology.
 
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Spectrum | Deutsche Welle
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News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
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TWiT Bits (MP3)
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TWiT Bits are highlights from shows on TWiT.tv. You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our full shows at http://twit.tv/shows/
 
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FutureProofing
Monthly
 
Series examining the implications - social and cultural, economic and political - of the big ideas that are set to transform the way society functions
 
A podcast about evolving technology, society and consciousness to create a better future for all of humanity. Hosted by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova, with guests. We talk about future societies, conscious evolution, future technology, transhumanism, artificial intelligence, decentralization, and how we will be affected by the exponential curve of progress.
 
Top startup and technology news from Techcrunch. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more through The Long Now Foundation's award-winning lecture series, curated and hosted by Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand (creator of the Whole Earth Catalog). Recorded live in San Francisco each month since 02003, past speakers include Brian Eno, Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Earle, Daniel Kahneman, Jennifer Pahlka, Steven Johnson, and many more. Watch video of these talks and learn more about our projects at Longn ...
 
Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and society. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Techdirt
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The Techdirt Podcast, hosted by Michael Masnick.
 
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Decrypted
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The global technology industry is a powerful engine of innovation that drives the economy. It's also a collection of insular communities full of hidden projects, quiet rivalries, and uncomfortable truths. Join Bloomberg Technology's Brad Stone each week as he and the team's reporters uncover what actually happens behind closed doors.
 
The Verge’s Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany ask the hard, weird, and occasionally dumb questions about how your tiny tech decisions impact your social life. Do you turn read receipts on? Do you share your Netflix passwords with friends? Why'd You Push That Button examines the choices technology forces us to make, through interviews with consumers, developers, friends, and strangers.
 
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Innovation Now
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Innovation Now is a daily 90-second radio series and podcast that gives listeners a front row seat to hear compelling stories of revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that are shaping our future.
 
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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.
 
The editors of PC Perspective discuss the latest in-house product reviews and news from around the world that pertains to technology and PC hardware.
 
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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What's Tech?
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We live in the future, where drones skim the sky, corporations enter the space race, and smart watches track our every movement. But how? And why? What's Tech invites experts to explain the technology bit by bit, in clear, brief, enjoyable audio nuggets. These days, technology is everywhere. Let's make sense of what's around us. The series finale aired December 6th, 2016.
 
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The Campfire Project
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Fire was our first true piece of technology. Around its warming glow, we would tell stories, share our thoughts, and bond with the people we love. Centuries later, our fires have been digitized, and thrown into everyone's pocket. They are infinitely more powerful. This is a podcast dedicated to exploring the intersection of technology and storytelling, from two writers connected by circuits, wires and a passion for writing.
 
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Innovation Hub
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Innovation Hub looks at how to reinvent our world – from medicine to education, relationships to time management. Great thinkers and great ideas, designed to make your life better.
 
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Analog(ue)
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So many podcasts are about our digital devices. Analog(ue) is a show about how these devices make us feel and how they change our lives for the better, but also for the worse. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Casey Liss.
 
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Digit, the developer of a wildly popular automatic savings mobile app, is moving beyond its core business with a new feature enabling users to pay down credit card debt from their Digit account. Announced earlier today the new Digit Pay service, which uses savings in a Digit account to pay off credit card debt for any registered account. The ne ...…
 
Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc ...…
 
Entertainment is an action, event or activity that aims to entertain, amuse and interest an audience of one or more people. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com…
 
I think I’m going to let this one speak for itself: What you’re looking at is the surface of the comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is orbited by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe. The photo comes from Rosetta’s OSIRIS, or Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System. The raw data was collected on June 1, 2016, and pos ...…
 
I think I’m going to let this one speak for itself: What you’re looking at is the surface of the comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is orbited by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe. The photo comes from Rosetta’s OSIRIS, or Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System. The raw data was collected on June 1, 2016, and pos ...…
 
It’s a tedious task you've been putting off for what could be years. But the moment has come: You're going to clean your computer inside and out. That means scrubbing down those keys and wiping the fossilized fingerprints off your screen. It also means deleting all the files you secretly downloaded when you were trying to figure out how to make ...…
 
Political campaigns want your data. At least that’s what the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal taught us. But data isn’t just a factor in presidential politics. Local campaigns collect lots of data as well, and that data needs to be secured. Marketpalce Tech host Molly Wood spoke with Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams about what kinds of info ...…
 
From phonautographs to the early record players, we take a look at the birth of the turntable as an entertainment device.
 
In this episode, we cover the week's top tech news and have a lighthearted discussion on what it means to all of us. We also give you some great tips for using your technology better. Make sure to join the Notnerd Facebook Group and let us know how you tech better. Show Notes and Links: IRS delayed tax deadline one day after technology collapse ...…
 
Miles Brundage is an AI Policy Research Fellow with the Strategic AI Research Center at the Future of Humanity Institute. He is also a PhD candidate in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University.Miles recently co-authored The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation ...…
 
Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence and big data, voice assistants like Siri and Alexa touch more of our lives than ever before. But what happens when these relationships become personal? And could a smart speaker be used to outsmart us? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
A rumor points to the end of Google Play Music as Google redirects subscribers to the upcoming YouTube paid music service. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/aaa/366 Hosts: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards Guest: Ben Schoon Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
As Google parent Alphabet posts surging profits, its strong advertising growth shines fresh light on a controversial business. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher has more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
Alphabet chairman John Hennessy and Google distinguished engineer Dave Patterson talk with Recode’s Kara Swisher about winning the 2017 Turing Award, a prestigious achievement in computer science. In the 1980s, Hennessy and Patterson developed a revolutionary new type of computer processor called RISC, which allowed computers to run faster and ...…
 
If you are nervous about letting random Amazon drivers into your house, how about into your car? Watch the full episode here: https://twit.tv/sn/660 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Deep learning system build, Application full screen issue, Comcast outage story, CD/DVD use
 
Google saves your search history and tracks what you click online. If you need a break from the surveillance, you have options. You can use a search engine that does not mark your every move. Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast for three ways to hunt the internet that you may find refreshing.…
 
Amazon is rolling out a new package delivery service to its customers in a place that isn’t your front patio. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains if this new service will benefit the average customer.
 
An anonymous listener wanted to know more about end to end encryption. How is it possible to encrypt information across the Internet so that only the right person can read it? We explore the world of cryptology.
 
The US DOJ is looking into alleged collusion by AT&T and Verizon to hinder the rollout of eSim technology. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/mbw/607 Hosts: Rene Ritchie, Andy Ihnatko, and Alex Lindsay Guest: Lory Gil Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
This NIAC team proposes making bricks out of a powder that scatters the sun’s radiation rather than absorbing it to keep spacecraft cold in space.
 
If you’re a gamer who doesn’t want to haul a PC with you on vacation, you could book your next trip to Panama City where the local Hilton has packed a ridiculously customized hotel room full of high-end gaming gear and accessories.
 
If you’re a gamer who doesn’t want to haul a PC with you on vacation, you could book your next trip to Panama City where the local Hilton has packed a ridiculously customized hotel room full of high-end gaming gear and accessories.
 
Amazon wants you to give their delivery couriers access to your GM or Volvo car’s trunk. Is this typical of the company’s out of the box thinking or is this one drop off delivery method that’s that won’t take off? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Lamarr Wilson. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video ...…
 
Amazon now delivers to your car, Spotify updates its app for free users, a wrap up of Alphabet’s earnings, jailbreak-able Nintendo Switches, and Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpelès breaks his silence. Stories from: @ShiraOvide, @KyleOrl, @jenwieczner Links: Google's Writing Checks and Trusts Investors Won’t Bounce (Bloomberg) The “unpatchable” exploit that ...…
 
Megan Morrone and Jason Snell form MacWorld discuss the rumored iPhone SE 2. Mac Okatara says it will cost around $550, lose the headphone jack, and have an LCD screen. Jason says the iPhone SE is great for people who still want a small phone, and Megan says it's great for teens who don't need the newest iPhone. Full episode at twit.tv/ios/392 ...…
 
Last week, I was sitting in the office, waiting for an Amazon package to be delivered to my house. Typically, the driver would just leave the package at the door, where anybody could steal it. But this time around, the process was a bit different because the driver arrived, used his phone to unlock the car in my driveway, put the package into t ...…
 
Fake news is hardly new news, but over the past couple years it's found a new home across social media and other news aggregators. And, perhaps, not surprisingly, people's trust of the news isn't at an all-time high. But people have also started paying more attention to the news, at least in the US. The Pew Research Center reports that last yea ...…
 
This week Paul Thurrott and Andrew Zarian discuss the PC Market in 2018. How has buying changed over the past few years? Andrew and Paul also talk about Windows 10 Lean and whether the next Xbox is already being developed.
 
The Tribeca Film Festival is the leading AR and VR festival in the world. With VR pieces it can be difficult to tell a coherent story. These immersive films work best when they succeed in telling a narrative tale, as opposed to creating works that operate in a more game-like fashion. In the first of a special two-part series, co-produced by Lau ...…
 
By expanding boundaries, exploring possibilities and conveying truth, films have helped change Africa's reality (even before "Black Panther"). Dayo Ogunyemi invites us to imagine Africa's future through the lens of inspiring filmmakers from across the continent, showing us how they can inspire Africa to make a hundred-year leap.…
 
For your unrestricted 30 days free trial, go to https://www.freshbooks.com/techtips and enter in “The WAN Show” in the how you heard about us section. Use offer code LTT to save 10% on Savage Jerky at http://geni.us/savagejerky Head over to https://www.madrinascoffee.com/linus and use offer code LINUS to get 50% off Madrinas Coffee products! Th ...…
 
Guy Standing, one of the world's most prominent researchers and authors on the subject of basic income, talks about the evolution of the idea, the results of basic income pilot experiments, and how it can be made a reality on a larger scale. Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/52 This episode is sponsored by BitGuild: https://futurethinkers.o ...…
 
An Amazon Robot roaming in your home in the next couple of years is a distinct possibility. This show is jammed packed full of goodies and some easter eggs in the links below. Late show release due to my insane schedule and not finishing with a client to literally almost midnight last nite. Enjoy the podcast see you on Friday. My New Personal Y ...…
 
Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when the Rwandan Civil War forced her and her sister to flee their home in Kigali, leaving their parents and everything they knew behind. In this deeply personal talk, she tells the story of how she became a refugee, living in camps in seven countries over the next six years -- and how she's tried to make s ...…
 
Chevrolet and Shell have partnered to provide drivers to ability to pay for gas inside their vehicle via the infotainment center. With a modest rollout in three cities, look for the nationwide announcement soon. The state of California is moving forward with their own version of net neutrality in response to the FCC’s rollback of internet prote ...…
 
Kigali-based Singaporean, Karanvir Singh, is the CEO and MD of Yego Innovision Ltd— a company which has launched a cashless transport service called YegoMoto in Rwanda, which is essentially an 'Uber for motorcycle taxis' or "motos" as they are commonly called. In this conversation with Andile Masuku – taped at the Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018 ...…
 
Gizmodo provides information and articles related to technology, design, and social trends. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com…
 
Gizmodo provides information and articles related to technology, design, and social trends. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com…
 
Dell Precision 5530 This year at NAB Dell has unveiled a precision line of workstations and laptops. If you’re a video creator who needs a high-end workstation, Dell has some new desktops and laptops that will let you create video like never before. These are real workhorses and they will get the job done. Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 Laptop The ...…
 
On this week’s show, we’re going to take a look ahead to German astronaut Alexander Gerst’s new space mission. It’s called Horizons, and it will bring him back to the ISS in June. The Deutsche Welle science team was given exclusive access to the European Astronaut Center this week, so if you’d like to know what it takes to be an astronaut, plea ...…
 
When you think about critical infrastructure, DNS or domain naming services might not pop into your head, but what is more important than making sure your website opens quickly and efficiently for your users. NS1 is a New York City startup trying to bring software smarts and automation to the DNS space. “We’re a DNS and [Internet] traffic manag ...…
 
This NIAC team proposes making bricks out of a powder that scatters the sun’s radiation rather than absorbing it to keep spacecraft cold in space.
 
Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc ...…
 
Entertainment is an action, event or activity that aims to entertain, amuse and interest an audience of one or more people. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com…
 
A favorite motif of Westworld is the shattering of its heroes. Bernard isn’t only a thoughtful-yet-murderous host, he’s Arnold! Then there’s gallant, love-struck William—oh wait, he’s the Man in Black! Sweet, all-suffering Dolores—crap, she’s also the crazy killer Wyatt. Season 2 of the futuristic drama is no different. But this time the revers ...…
 
The days are numbered for federal net neutrality regulations. In response, some states are working on their own versions to prevent internet service providers (ISP) from blocking, slowing or charging more for some web traffic. Oregon, Washington and several other states have made new rules, but a bill working its way through the California legi ...…
 
On this special throwback episode of Why’d You Push That Button, Kaitlyn and Ashley revisit an old, one-off podcast episode from Verge Extras about saving phone numbers of people they meet online. They call one of Ashley’s exes to learn how he’s been doing since they dated. They and The Verge’s Lizzie Plaugic then evaluate all the options for s ...…
 
Fasting is taking off in Silicon Valley, with everyone from entrepreneurs to established executives touting the health and productivity benefits. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology's Tom Giles and Selina Wang try it themselves to see what the hype is all about. They also speak to others in the tech community to understand why fasting ...…
 
Some people love going to the gym. Some people hate it. But what if there was a pill that could replace exercise? Today’s future might actually be closer than you think. Today’s guests: Nicola Twilley, co-host of Gastropod and New Yorker writer David Eveleth, my dad and biotech expert Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, historian and co-host of Past Pres ...…
 
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