Wired's Gadget Lab Podcast in Audio
Summary: Listen in every week as the Wired product team waxes poetic about the gadget news of the past few days. It may not change your life, but you'll hear our take on a range of products, from the latest laptop computers to the hottest geek toys on the planet. Laugh. Cry. Learn. Love. Just tune in. We'll do the rest.
It's our last show of 2014, and also Mat Honan's last show as co-host. He's starting a new job at Buzzfeed, so what better way to see him off than with a Buzzfeed-style quiz?
Mat is leaving WIRED, maybe you've heard. He tells us about his new job. Also, the hosts talk about the big event happening in one month: the Consumer Electronics Show. Is it still relevant (yes) and what's the most interesting thing this year (TBD)?
Uber has been playing a dirty game, and it's getting nastier by day. Their bad behavior isn't just about tech anymore. It's about politics. It's about integrity. And, as much as we may hate it... it might be a successful strategy.
The flood of new Nexus hardware finally abates! First the Player, then the tablet, and now finally, the phone. The hosts discuss. Also: the tyranny of product reviews, Twitter's video plans, Apple's iMessage debacle, and Mike's memories of the power station at Battersea.
Today we're giving thumbs down to the Amazon Echo, thumbs up to the Nexus line and its new "Lollipop" OS, and a tenuous 'maybe' to voice command tests on various platforms.
Christina Bonnington is back with Gadget Lab regulars Michael Calore and Mat Honan to discuss everything that Apple revealed at WWDC 2014. Plus: is an Amazon phone round the corner?
There's something in the air. What is it? It's WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference that's happening at San Francisco's Moscone West on June 2! Gadget Lab's Michael Calore and Mat Honan are joined by Apple reporter Christina Bonnington to discuss iOS 8, the rumored Healthbook app, the next version of OS X and the $3 billion Apple-Beats deal.
Is it a tablet? Is it a laptop? No, it's the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3! Mat Honan and Michael Calore dive into the brand new device from Redmond and discuss what it means for the future of Microsoft. They also discuss the brand new Google+ Stories and the downfall of Metafilter. Stick around till the end to hear Mat channel Idina Menzel.
There's a heat wave in California but that didn't stop Gadget Lab's Michael Calore and Mat Honan from huddling in the sweltering Gadget Lab studio and discussing this week's top tech stories: how cheap phones are finally usable (well, almost), how iOS 8 may finally include split-screen multi-tasking, and how iMessage just plain blows.
Facebook is suddenly firing on all fronts, Twitter debuts a new sign-up experience and there's a brand new Android phone that's making modders drool. Gadget Lab's Mat Honan and Michael Calore dive into the thick of things.
Should you spend your money on the Samsung Galaxy S5? Are tablets dead? What's the future of Google Plus? So many questions, so little time. Gadget Lab's Mat Honan and Michael Calore bring you this week's biggest tech stories.
The internet's bleeding - change your passwords now! Gadget Lab's Michael Calore and Mat Honan discuss Heartbleed, review the Samsung Galaxy S5, try on the Gear Fit and take a spin on Dropbox's Carousel.
HTC launches the HTC One (again!), Facebook buys Oculus VR (WTF!), Microsoft Office is now available on iPad (Yay!) and the Gadget Lab team gets punked by an imaginary paperclip (Hah!). This week's craziness brought to you by Gadget Lab's Michael Calore and Mat Honan.
There's high drama in the world of tech as Microsoft prosecutes a former employee, Apple's Healthbook is revealed, and Google ushers in the wearable era with Android Wear. Michael Calore and Mat Honan discuss this week's hottest stories.
Michael Calore and Mat Honan discuss Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, Apple's CarPlay, the rise of nerd phone culture and, of course, South by Southwest, which kicks off today.