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Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast

A tech podcast for the gadget lovers and tech heads among us from the mind of Marques Brownlee, better known as MKBHD. MKBHD has made a name for himself on YouTube reviewing everything from the newest smartphones to cameras to electric cars. Pulling from over 10 years of experience covering the tech industry, MKBHD and co-host Andrew Manganelli will keep you informed and entertained as they take a deep dive into the latest and greatest in tech and what deserves your hard earned cash. New episodes every week. Waveform is part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4

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Craig Federighi talks WWDC and Apple's Big Design Ideas

This year marked Apple's first completely online WWDC. After a wonderfully-produced event, we had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Apple's Senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi. We covered all the big news announced at WWDC, the advent of the term "Jiggly Mode", and more! Finally, we close out the episode with a great post-interview chat about some of the biggest headlines from WWDC.Links: https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganelli https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com MKBHD WWDC: https://bit.ly/3icVlIu MKBHD iOS 14: https://bit.ly/2BdrcI9 Apple's Battery Icon: https://bit.ly/31g9BtJ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 21mins

26 Jun 2020

Rank #1

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US Banning DJI, Apple's Spurned Acquisition of Tesla, & Our 2020 Tech Awards!

In this, our last Waveform episode of 2020, we take a look at the big end-of-year tech stories like DJI potentially being banned in the US, Elon mentioning that he tried to have Tim Cook acquire Tesla years ago, and explanations for our reasoning behind the 2020 Smartphone Awards and who some of the snubs may have been. Lastly, we do our own 2020 Waveform Awards where we celebrate some of our favorite tech and creators of the year. From our Waveform family to you and yours, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganell https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com Music by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFh Google x Nickelback: https://bit.ly/37JdhXH DJI Entity List: https://bit.ly/3rkTHZX Mark Rober Squirrel: https://bit.ly/37KHc1N Julie Nolke Pandemic: https://bit.ly/3mMbeqm ProzD Let's Try Food: https://bit.ly/2JgRGg5 Dave2d Thumbnail: https://bit.ly/3hbpYhi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 31mins

25 Dec 2020

Rank #2

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A Portless iPhone Chat with Mark Gurman, $500 Airpods Max, & Samsung's Disappearing Charging Brick

As we prepare to wrap up the longest year in history, 2020, we discuss several of the latest tech news stories: Apple releases their insanely expensive $500 Airpods Max, Samsung might not include a charging brick with the Galaxy S21, and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman joins us again to talk about the potential of future iPhones being portless!Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganell https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com Music by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFh https://twitter.com/markgurman Portless iPhone Video: https://bit.ly/2Kdk5n8 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 9mins

11 Dec 2020

Rank #3

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Apple's Bob Borchers and Tim Millet Talk the M1 Chip & Brandon Havard Explains Cinematic Intros

Today, we dive briefly into Bunny the talking dog and the PS5 launch, before sitting down with Apple's Bob Borchers, VP of Product Marketing, and Tim Millet, VP of Platform Architecture, to talk about the recently-announced Apple Silicon M1 chip. Next, we bring in MKBHD Visual Director, Brandon Havard, to explain the magic behind some of the recent eye-catching MKBHD intro shots.Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrmhttps://twitter.com/mkbhdhttps://twitter.com/andymanganellhttps://twitter.com/BrandonJHavard https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/shop.mkbhd.comMusic by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFhBunny the Dog: https://bit.ly/38BZCm9Brandon's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCABwqCK6XMowQDwlIz00UFw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 9mins

13 Nov 2020

Rank #4

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Our Black Friday Rules, a Blind Smartphone Camera Bracket, & the Future of Apple Silicon

In today's episode, Andrew pitches his new Mario Kart game mode, Marques gets his hopes up regarding Apple's new M1 chip, and then we go over some Black Friday planning and "rules" to live by. Lastly, we go behind the scenes of our annual blind smartphone camera bracket.Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrmhttps://twitter.com/mkbhdhttps://twitter.com/andymanganellhttps://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/shop.mkbhd.comMusic by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFhWhy Enthusiast Brands Will Betray You: https://bit.ly/3laLtPrApple Gun Permits: https://bit.ly/39eOEDFPrice Tracker: https://camelcamelcamel.com/Tracktor Extension: https://bit.ly/3fy5eiSSlickDeals: https://slickdeals.net/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 32mins

27 Nov 2020

Rank #5

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Mr. Beast's Journey to 50M Subscribers, His Current Content Strategy, & Critiques of the MKBHD Channel

Mr. Beast is arguably one of the largest YouTube creators in recent digital history. He literally lives and breathes YouTube and YouTube content strategy. We were lucky enough to spend some time picking his brain about his love of YouTube, the creation of his massively complex videos, and even a few scholarly critiques of our MKBHD tech channel.Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganell https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com Music by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFh Mr. Beast: https://bit.ly/2Kyn8H8 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

22 Jan 2021

Rank #6

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NFTs Explained with Justin Maller!

NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have likely been taking over your news feed in the last few weeks, as they certainly have ours. With an almost Gamestop-esque rise recently, we're seeing more and more headlines about digital assets being sold for thousands, if not millions, of dollars. This week, we take a brief moment to go over the fundamentals of NFTs and then chat with Justin Maller, a well-known digital artist and Chief Creative Officer at DeviantArt, to see the other side of the coin and how NFTs could be truly game-changing for digital artists like him. Links:To check out Technology Powers X: https://link.chtbl.com/technologypowersx_app?sid=podcast.waveformhttps://twitter.com/wvfrmhttps://twitter.com/mkbhdhttps://twitter.com/andymanganellihttps://twitter.com/AdamLukas17https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/shop.mkbhd.comMusic by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFhJustin Maller: http://justinmaller.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44mins

26 Feb 2021

Rank #7

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The Ethics of YouTube Tech Reviews with Mr. Mobile!

This week, we have our good friend and fellow YouTuber Michael Fisher, aka "Mr. Mobile", dial into the MKBHD headquarters to discuss the ethics involved in reviewing tech on YouTube. Michael is very well-known in the tech community as being uncharacteristically open regarding his business ethics, so he takes us on a journey describing the different scenarios a tech YouTuber faces on a regular basis. Finally, we close out the episode with some questions from Twitter.Links: https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganelli https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com https://twitter.com/theMrMobile Mr. Mobile YouTube: https://bit.ly/3c9cFtv Mr. Mobile Ethics Page: http://www.mrmobile.tech/ethics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 31mins

29 May 2020

Rank #8

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Dangerous Phone Wallpapers, the Oft-Delayed Pixel 4a, & an iPad-Designed iMac?

After last episode's interview, we have a ton of tech news stories to catch up on. Today, we investigate a smartphone background that is literally bricking people's Android phones, why the Pixel 4a is delayed and when it may finally be released, and rumors of a new iMac that has a sleek iPad design. To wrap it all up, we finish with a good 'ol fashioned Twitter Q & A!Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganelli https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com Music by Kamren Barlow: https://bit.ly/2JSbKTd MrWhosetheboss Wallpaper: https://bit.ly/30A58Sy Neil deGrasse Tyson Color of Skin: https://bit.ly/3cR97wf OnePlus Removes "X-Ray" Camera: https://bit.ly/2zp0M5v Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 18mins

12 Jun 2020

Rank #9

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Fortnite vs. Apple, Canon R5 vs. Sony a7S iii, & Battery Size vs. Charge Speed

A special "versus" episode is here! Today, we debate several of the hottest topics in the tech world. First up, Epic Games and Fortnite are engaged in legal warfare with heavyweights Apple and Google. Next, we invite studio members Vinh Dang and Brandon Havard onto the podcast to discuss the battle of the newest mirrorless cameras out right now: the Canon EOS R5 and the Sony a7S iii. Finally, we debate the feature we'd most like in a smartphone: an extra large battery or a battery that charges super fast. Strap in. This is a fun one.Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganelli https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com Music by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFh Captain Dissillusion: https://bit.ly/2Yig0Cq Rene Ritche Epic vs Apple: https://bit.ly/2EnDKOi Wild Wild Tech Podcast: https://bit.ly/WildWildTech Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 27mins

21 Aug 2020

Rank #10

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In the Heart of Smartphone Season: New iPhones, LG Wing, & the Smartphone Price Sweet Spot!

We're in the deep, beating heart of smartphone season! With three big new phone events since our last episode, we revisit our power rankings, cover several of the new phones being released, and wrap it all up with a discussion about phone-price ranges and where the elusive sweet spot for phone-pricing actually resides! Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrmhttps://twitter.com/mkbhdhttps://twitter.com/andymanganellihttps://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/shop.mkbhd.comMusic by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFhOur Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mkbhdVergecast with Marques: https://bit.ly/2SZdmhSJon Morrison iPhone Xr Screen: https://bit.ly/2H2oEj7 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 18mins

16 Oct 2020

Rank #11

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Can Insects Save Folding Phones? Why are Airpods Max $550? What is Instagram Lite?

In this week's episode, we take a look at so-called "luxury iPhones" to see if they're legit or not. Next, we reminisce about the olden days of simple Instagram and their new toned-down app, Instagram Lite. Lastly, we discuss how insect wings are what folding phone companies should strive to be like (for real), before wrapping up the episode with a debate about the age-old question, "Why are Airpods priced so high?"Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganell https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com Music by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFh Mark Rober Glitter Bomb: https://bit.ly/3gZv9AP Obama Interview: https://bit.ly/3oZcI1S The Daily Facebook: https://nyti.ms/3gYFz3z Caviar Space Phone: https://bit.ly/3h19hVQ Instagram Lite: https://bit.ly/3p044jI Z Fold Premium Issues: https://bit.ly/3p64LrV Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 3mins

18 Dec 2020

Rank #12

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2020 Apple Leaks & Mark Gurman Brings Us Behind the Scenes of the Tight-Lipped Tech World

On this episode, we welcome well-known Apple leaker and Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, who joins us remotely to dive deep behind the scenes of his life as the predominant Apple leaker in today's technology world. He shares the story of how he began his career, some of his favorite leaks of all time, and all the juicy leaks about the upcoming iPhone 12. We close out the episode with Mark joining us as we answer all the burning Twitter questions that you fine people submitted!Stay informed, stay healthy, and stay safe out there, folks!Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganelli https://twitter.com/markgurman https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ Mark's Bloomberg Articles: https://bloom.bg/2SnmZXT Older 9to5Mac Articles: https://bit.ly/2VR3FEv Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 9mins

1 May 2020

Rank #13

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Talking Tech with Mark Zuckerberg: Uncut

Today, we have a special bonus episode of Waveform! We recently had an interview with Mark Zuckerberg in our series "Talking Tech" on the MKBHD channel, but we left a bit of it on the cutting room floor. Hence, we decided to upload the full and uncut version of the interview to Waveform to let you hear everything we talked about, in its entirety!Links: https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganelli https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com Music by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFh Talking Tech with Mark Zuckerberg: https://bit.ly/3c2Uw22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

27mins

16 Sep 2020

Rank #14

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An Unboxing of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in the Arizona Desert

This week, we take a slightly different approach and open the episode with the epic tale of our hectic start to "Techtember". We present a detailed re-telling of Marques' bumpy trip to Arizona for a video shoot with David Blaine and the adversity that followed. From editing mishaps to clandestine overnight shipping strategies, we had to work through quite a bit of craziness to film and upload our Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 unboxing video. So grab a comfortable seat and enjoy a special "Waveform Story Time"!Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganelli https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com Music by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFh David Blaine Ascension: https://bit.ly/31UuWc8 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Unboxing: https://bit.ly/3jKwknT Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

4 Sep 2020

Rank #15

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Our 2021 Smartphone Rumors/Predictions & the Taycan Sets a New Cross-Country Cannonball Record

It's our first episode of 2021 and the start of our new weekly episode schedule! We kick it off by taking a look at the Porsche Taycan setting a new electric U.S. cannonball cross country race record, previously held by Tesla. We then cover several forthcoming smartphone rumors before moving on to our crystal ball predictions for the 2021 Smartphone Awards. Happy New Year!Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganell https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com Music by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFh Taycan Record: https://bit.ly/3hTS6pq OnePlus 9 Rumors: https://bit.ly/38mRrJV Samsung S21 Rumors: https://bit.ly/3q0AVFz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 16mins

8 Jan 2021

Rank #16

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Playstation 5 vs Xbox Series X, Amazon Opens Your Razr Box, & Embargoes That Go Too Far

The first thing we cover on today's episode is the fact that YOU NEED TO VOTE. Then, we move on to slightly less important things like AMD's new graphics cards and how they compete against NVIDIA's RTX series. Next up is a quick peek at how Amazon bizarrely opens your Motorola Razr Box before sending it to you, followed by a chat about the hype and marketing behind Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X and why the embargoes are a just a tad crazy. Lastly, we play a little game called "What we liked and didn't like about a bunch of the latest smartphones." Did we also mention that YOU NEED TO VOTE?Links:vote.orghttps://twitter.com/wvfrmhttps://twitter.com/mkbhdhttps://twitter.com/andymanganellihttps://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/shop.mkbhd.comMusic by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFhAMD RX Series: https://bit.ly/34HzbtcAmazon Opening Razr Boxes: https://bit.ly/3mAiANX Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 3mins

30 Oct 2020

Rank #17

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$700 Apple Wheels, X-Ray Phone Cameras, & LG's Swiveling Phone?

After a tech-leak-filled interview on our last episode, there is a ton of recent tech news we have to catch up on! Today, we engage rapid-fire-mode with story after story covering everything from new Windows laptops to LG's new dual-screen swiveling phone, with a bit of OnePlus's x-ray-photo phone insanity sprinkled in for good measure. Let's do this!Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganelli https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/shop.mkbhd.com Braille Skateboarding Mac Pro Wheels: https://bit.ly/2zHFa4c Motorola Edge+ 2 Updates: https://bit.ly/3fPGSRw iMore Macbook Charging: https://bit.ly/2Wyp8Ta LG "Wing": https://bit.ly/3cBWE08 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 20mins

15 May 2020

Rank #18

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Microsoft Surface Duo, Samsung "Nope" 20, & an Airpower Competitor

In this week's episode we announce some exciting upcoming schedule additions for Waveform. We then move on to cover a multitude of new products including the RED Komodo, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Microsoft Surface Duo, and Nomad's much-anticipated Airpower competitor!Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganelli https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com Music by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFh David Blaine Ascension: https://bit.ly/3gwksUB David Blaine Joe Rogan: https://bit.ly/3b9V4D2 Original Surface Duo Video: https://bit.ly/3gAifHE Nomad Basestation Pro: https://bit.ly/2FUdVGr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 4mins

28 Aug 2020

Rank #19

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Our Early 2021 Rumor Roundup! A Tesla Model S Refresh? Could We Lose LG or Huawei Smartphones? A Macbook Pro SD Card Slot Revival?

We have a ton of 2021 rumors to catch up on as January comes to a close. In typical Waveform fashion, we read some very faint tech rumors and then wildly elaborate on them. The aforementioned rumors include: Tesla Model S/X refreshes, LG and Huawei smartphone deaths, Macbook Pro's resurrection of some old favorites, and Sony's new $2500 smartphone.Links:https://twitter.com/wvfrm https://twitter.com/mkbhd https://twitter.com/andymanganelli https://www.instagram.com/wvfrmpodcast/ shop.mkbhd.com Music by KamrenB: https://spoti.fi/2WRJOFh Tesla Refresh: https://bit.ly/3t84maY iPhone Mini Sales: https://bit.ly/39r9zD1 LG Phones Halting: https://bit.ly/2NL3usQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

29 Jan 2021

Rank #20