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The Engadget Podcast

A weekly news show where your favorite Engadget editors tear themselves away from their crippling technology addiction, to discuss our collective crippling technology addiction.

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 44: Amazon announces all the things

This week, we discuss Amazon's sprawling new product lineup, ranked from "useful" to "weird." Also, we have some thoughts on Twitter's 280-character experiment

29mins

29 Sep 2017

Rank #1

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The Engadget Podcast Ep. 15: Everything But the Truth

Senior editor Devindra Hardawar and reviews editor Cherlynn Low join host Terrence O’Brien to dig through the week’s biggest news. First they’ll talk about two of the biggest new products on the market: the Macbook Pro and the Surface Studio. Then they’ll try to figure out what posses a Ubisoft employee to hide a rather graphic image of a vagina in Watch Dogs 2. Lastly the panel will talk about the growing problem of fake news on the internet and what giants like Facebook can do to combat it.Relevant links: https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/14/macbook-pro-review-2016/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/15/watch-dogs-2-player-finds-sex-organ/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/17/microsoft-surface-studio-review/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/14/google-is-restricting-adsense-ads-on-fake-news-sites/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/14/facebook-ad-network-bans-fake-news-websites/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/14/facebook-didnt-stop-fake-news-because-its-afraid-of-conservati/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/13/mark-zuckerberg-says-99-percent-of-facebook-is-authentic/ https://docs.google.com/document/d/10eA5-mCZLSS4MQY5QGb5ewC3VAL6pLkT53V_81ZyitM/preview

50mins

18 Nov 2016

Rank #2

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 24: The Biggest Lie

Senior editors Edgar Alvarez and Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O’Brien to discuss the biggest stories of the week, including Facebook’s Journalism Project and the Emoji takeover of Monopoly. Then they’ll talk about Volkswagen’s massive settlement and pending indictments. Plus they’ll try to recap Dieselgate without messing up the timeline.

43mins

13 Jan 2017

Rank #3

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The Engadget Podcast Ep. 11: Everybody Hurts

Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Mona Lalwani join host Terrence O’Brien to talk Macbook rumors, Amazon ISP ambitions and Julian Assange. Then they’ll talk about all the work that went into Engadget’s five part series covering the world’s first cyborg games, Superhumans and look at VR’s ability generate empathy.

52mins

21 Oct 2016

Rank #4

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 2: One More Robot

Editors Cherlynn Low, Dana Wollman and Chris Velazco join host Terrence O’Brien to talk about how fitness trackers ruined Happy Meals, the true potential of AI and try to figure out what monster would want the backspace key to navigate back a page in Chrome.

49mins

19 Aug 2016

Rank #5

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CES 2020 Preview!

To celebrate the arrival of 2020, Devindra and Cherlynn are doing what they do every year: Prepping like crazy for CES. This week, we chat about how the infamous tradeshow has evolved over the years, and the new innovations we're actually looking forward to. And we can't help but dive into the products (and celebrity guests) we're already dreading.

42mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 16: Feds Watching

Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O’Brien to talk about the week’s biggest tech news, including Nike’s new self-lacing shoes, Netlix’s offline mode and “yelfies.” Then they’ll rant about what’s been bother them this week, whether that’s DirecTV, crappy touchpads or Amazon’s convoluted pile of apps. Lastly they’ll try to unravel the complicated mess that is Rule 41 and what it means for privacy in America.Relevant links:https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/30/yelp-wants-you-to-add-a-yelfie-to-your-restaurant-reviews/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/30/nike-hyperadapt-first-look/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/30/netflixs-offline-viewing-mode-was-inevitable/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/04/20/amazon-needs-to-simplify-prime-video-to-compete-with-netflix/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/28/att-directv-now-streaming/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/30/directv-now-hands-on/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/01/rule-41-fbi-doj-hacking-power-expand-search-seizure/

54mins

2 Dec 2016

Rank #7

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 7: Firestarter

Managing editor Dana Wollman, senior editor Nathan Ingraham and reviews editor Cherlynn Low join guest host Devindra Hardawar to discuss Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall, Uber’s self-driving cars and why the heck Google is making another messaging app.

41mins

23 Sep 2016

Rank #8

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Do you need the AirPods Pro?

This week it's all about computers in our ears, or hearables, if you prefer. Apple announced the long-awaited AirPods Pro on Tuesday, but even though they helped popularize wireless earbuds, now just about every tech company has their own pair as well. We chat about what's new with the AirPods Pro, as well as how to find the perfect pair of earbuds for you. Plus, we talk about the state of smartwatches. (Note: This episode was recorded before Google's Fitbit acquisition was confirmed.)

38mins

1 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 9: What’s he building in there

Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O’Brien to dig through all the big Google news from the week, including the launch of the Pixel phones. Plus they take a brief detour to talk about what makes the PlayStation VR better than its competitors.

50mins

7 Oct 2016

Rank #10

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Apple’s 16” MacBook Pro is Here (and so is Engadget’s Gift Guide)!

Get ready for the holidays with an in depth look at Engadget’s gift guide! This week, editor in chief Dana Wollman joins Devindra to chat about how we pick the best gadget gifts and some of the wildest choices we’ve made. And of course, we find time to dive into the new 16” MacBook Pro.

36mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 21: Ooh Las Vegas

Associate editor Billy Steele, senior editor Nicole Lee and deputy managing editor James Trew join host Terrence O’Brien to talk about the early trends emerging from CES. It’s only the first day of the show, but there’s already been plenty of announcements, press conferences and lots of lost sleep. One of the most immediate things you’ll notice on the show floor is that everything has voice control this year, even garbage cans. And tons of companies are rushing to integrate Alexa into cars, washing machines and refrigerators. The panel will also talk about the best and worst things they’ve seen so far.

28mins

6 Jan 2017

Rank #12

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Google Stadia and the Future of Game Streaming

This week, we discuss the problematic launch of Google's Stadia cloud-based games service. Our senior editor and resident games expert Jessica Conditt joins us to share what she thought of the service, how it fares against Microsoft's Xcloud and what she thinks of streaming games in general. Also, as we head into Thanksgiving, it's time to think about your holiday shopping and the deals you might be able to score for you and your loved ones on Black Friday. We have some tips for that. Plus, the recent, old-school, and straight up old games that we've been playing.We'll be taking a break for Thanksgiving, so come back in two weeks for a new post-food coma episode.

43mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Reviewing the Pixel 4, Surface Pro 7 and More

This week, we dive into some of our latest reviews: Google's Pixel 4, Microsoft's Surface Pro 7, HTC's Vive Cosmos and Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1.

42mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 3: Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

Editors Nathan Ingraham and Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O’Brien to talk about Android Nougat, PlayStation 4 rumors and why Amazon would create an Echo-exclusive music service. Then the panel addresses the endless harassment faced by Leslie Jones, and use the word “garbage”... a lot.

36mins

25 Aug 2016

Rank #15

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 20: I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down

It’s the last episode of the year and host Terrence O’Brien is closing things out with managing editor Dana Wollman and reviews editor Cherlynn Low. After looking at the biggest winners of 2016 last week, the crew is taking on the biggest losers. That means exploding phones, shady medical startups and trolls galore. Plus the standings for Flame Wars are finalized ahead of CES, so get ready ‘cause things might get real weird next week.

1hr 6mins

30 Dec 2016

Rank #16

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 10: Survivor

Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Chris Velazco join host Terrence O’Brien to debate Facebook’s trending new problem and the true purpose of Twitter. Then they’ll dig through the ashes of the Galaxy Note 7 for insight and discuss how hashtags actually can change the world.

49mins

14 Oct 2016

Rank #17

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Why Clearview AI's Facial Recognition is a Privacy Nightmare

All of our fears around facial recognition technology are coming true thanks to a little known startup called ClearView AI. This week, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into how ClearView works, and what unchecked access to powerful facial recognition means for the future of privacy. (It's good for cops, not so much everybody else!) Also, managing editor Terrence O'Brien joins to break down how Billy Eilish recorded a Grammy-winning album in a spare bedroom. It's all yet another milestone for DIY home audio production.Links: - NYT: The secretive company that might end privacy as we know it: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/technology/clearview-privacy-facial-recognition.html?auth=login-email&login=email- Billy Eilish proved anyone can have Grammy-winning gear: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/27/billie-eilish-grammy-2020-bedroom-studio-logic-pro-x/-What to buy if you want to start producing music at home: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/29/beginner-home-music-studio-bedroom-producer-guide/

42mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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How games (and Animal Crossing!) are keeping us sane

This week on the show, Devindra and Cherlynn dive into the deserted island life of Animal Crossing and how games can help us all survive being stuck at home. Also, Senior Editor Jessica Conditt describes how Doom Eternal -- a literal romp through hell on Earth -- serves a similarly relaxing roll for her. And producer Ben Ellman nerds out about Cities Skylines. Don't ever say we don't have varied tastes.

55mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 43: Hits, misses and leaks

This week on the Engadget Podcast, we discuss our impressions of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3, plus our take on the big Google-HTC deal.

32mins

22 Sep 2017

Rank #20