Cut through the technology news noise and hear about only the stuff that matters, and what it means. Join your hosts Owen, Frederique and Zach every week to get the lowdown on the biggest stories – including some you might not have heard anything about. We're based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Toronto, Canada, with a different perspective on what's happening in the technology industry.
Frederique and Owen chat about:
Fortnite influencer, Ninja, now sold as a skin,
Microsoft is going carbon negative,
Owen recommends Kotn ethical clothing,
Wikipedia is back online in Turkey after two years,
Facebook's really bad boomer tweets,
And stick around after the outro music for an editor's note from Zach.
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Frederique, Owen, and Zach talk about:
The Blloc phone (again),
Digital assistants... with a twist,
The Verge's CES coverage,
Twitter was at CES,
Impossible Foods' new meat,
Zach's future laptop: the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook,
Hyundai and Uber's flying car,
Zus car accessory, and
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Frederique, Owen, and Zach freeze over hell! We talk Surface, Windows, Cybertruck, Stadia, Light Phone II, and more.
Two idiots one keyboard
Erica Joy's Light Phone II take
Stadia is out
Surface Laptop 3
Surface Pro 7
Google's Black Friday sale page
Creative Cloud Black Friday discount
Owen's article: Apple has been gaslighting us for years
Zach's tweet on Windows
Surface Buds delayed
Google Pixel Buds
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Frederique and Zach talk Adobe MAX, Microsoft Surface hardware, and more!
Zach's review of Apple TV+,
LumaFusion for video/audio editing on the iPad,
Adobe MAX opening keynote,
Sneaks from Adobe MAX,
Photoshop Camera coming soon,
Adobe Sensei is the name,
Surface Laptop 3 is in the house,
Fitbit acquired by Google,
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Frederique, Owen, and Zach talk about:
Logitech keyboards and mice,
Zach's future Light Phone 2,
Pokemon on the Pixel 4,
A Bill Gates documentary,
How Billionaire philanthropy doesn't work,
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell,
WeWork competitors Terminal, Spaces, The Wing, and You & Sundry,
Facebook hearings at the U.S. House of Representatives, and
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Followed by a note from Yorick.
Frederique, Owen, and Zach talk about Fortnite, Google's hardware event, and introduce a brand new segment for the end of the show!
Stadia launches on Nov 19,
Lady Gaga asks the important questions,
Watch the Google event,
Pixel 4 not available in India,
Martha Stewart's broken iPad,
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This week Frederique, Owen, and Zach talk about everything wrong.
We complain about:
We also chat about hardware season and (Not) Pink Pixelbooks.
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Frederique, Owen, Mika, and Zach talk about
The Untitled Goose Game,
Instagram Threads by Facebook,
The Microsoft Surface event (watch it here),
The upcoming Google hardware event.
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Frederique, Owen, and Zach talk about:
Frederique's new keyboard
ASUS's wild, leather laptop and Project Precog
The Microsoft Courier
Upcoming Surface event is on October 2nd
Surface Mobile Mouse
Peloton and mirror.co
YouTube gets $170M fine for COPPA violation
Apple and Google beef over Project Zero uncovering several iOS vulnerabilities used against the Uighur community, furthering the humanitarian crisis
Super Pumped by Mike Isaac is out now, read an excerpt
Owen sets up Eero and recommends Pi-Hole
Frederique is playing Rust now
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Frederique and Zach chat about:
Dell Chromebook for Enterprise
Light Phone 2
Facebook's WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption
World of Warcraft Classic
Microsoft's Surface lineup
Facebook's Threads app
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Frederique and Zach talk tech!
Talk with us about Frederique's PC build.
Sara Dietschy on creators ditching macOS.
A pink laptop!
Marshall Multi-room Speakers.
Latest Stadia Live Stream.
Røde Caster Pro.
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Apple unpatched a patch.
FAA bans recalled MacBook Pros for all flights.
Stop vaping please.
We Company IPO is full of red flags.
Streaks habit building app.
Google ditches dessert names with Android 10.
This week, Frederique, Owen and Zach dive deep on Spotify's spat with Apple: is it fair that Apple takes 30% of each purchase? Then, we talk about the future of gaming ~in the cloud~ and much, much more.
This week, something a little different: Zach, Frederique and Owen talk through our highlights in the tech industry from 2018... then the low points. There's so much and we tried to fit it all! We look forward to 2019, and what it has in store, too.
Zach and Owen get nerdy about browsers this week, after the news that Microsoft will make a historic change to its web browser (RIP, Internet Explorer). Also, we talk about what that means for ~apps~ and a bunch of other stuff, like how weird the podcasting industry is.
This week, Zach, Frederique and Owen discuss an app that promised to replace birth control, but didn't work as advertised... and a new trend: companies trying to get around the 30% cut that Apple takes from their profits.
This week, Zach, Frederique and Owen try to figure out how Google lost an entire box of Pixel 3 XL's, and what the difference between an ad-funded business model means in reality. Tune in for this, and many more hot takes!
This week, Zach, Owen and Frederique discuss the push for Digital Wellbeing, and how everyone from Google to Facebook is pushing to stop you from being too addicted (or at least to use their blocker instead of someone else's). That, and a whole episode of hot takes, one after another.
This week, Zach, Frederique and Owen talk about Magic Leap's first run at a headset, and how it somehow isn't vaporware already. Also, some deep discussion about Twitter (and why they're terrible at running Twitter), and much more!
This week, Zach, Frederique and Owen talk about the EU's decision to fine Google billions for breaking the rules with Android, and whether or not this might doom smartphones forever. And, we introduce a new 'hot takes' segment, with tweet-sized takes on the week's news.
On the show this week we talk about the Internet of Things and how the tools of the digital age are being used to harass, along with a discussion about the all-new MacBooks that came out of nowhere. This episode contains discussions about domestic violence, so if that's something you'd like to skip, we understand.
On this edition of charged tech, Frederique, Owen, and Zach discussed Fortnite, mail apps reading your email, Microsoft's Westworld-esque folding device, Intel, battery tech, and ordering an Uber from the bus.
Morning edition of Charged Tech, with Frederique, Owen, and Zach recording with coffee instead of wine. Is Twitter's moral compass the reason they can't launch things? Jack announced a thing that might fix it—if you can read it in the screenshot of text he put on Twitter.
This week, Zach and Owen tackle WWDC, and try to tackle everything Apple announced, why it matters, and what we thought of the event. Stick around for a discussion about the scooter invasion of San Francisco, Sonos' entire game explained and much more.
This week we chat about WWDC, and the lack of... anything meaty rumored around the event. Nerd out with us before Monday about what might happen at the event. We also look at the GDPR madness, and what happened after Friday last week in Europe, as well as what might just save Snap.
This week Zach's in America, so Frederique and Owen talk about Google's developer conference, its new AI tools, Android P and what could possibly be coming at WWDC! If you're curious about the implications of AI and ethics, this episode's for you.
This week, Owen, Frederique and Zach take on workflows. We discuss what we use to get things done, the tools we love, and what's changed the game for us this year. We'll cover hardware, software and even offline tools that help us make the most of our day, and everything inbetween. Full list of tools at chargedpodcast.com soon.
This week on Charged Tech Podcast, Frederique, Zach and Owen discuss Google's bold, but safe, Gmail redesign, Alexa for Kids and the privacy implications of smart devices, peak smartphone and a whole lot more.
It's finally time — Charged Podcast Chapter Two is here, with our two new amazing hosts, Frederique and Zach. Listen in as we get to know each other, and talk about the latest in tech including Google's questionable iMessage killer, how the iPad fits into everything, and our love for Twitter and the shift to private communities. Show notes and links to our hosts online at chargedpodcast.com and let us know what you think via @chargedtech on Twitter.
We've got bittersweet news: John's leaving us. Charged Podcast isn't going away, but to focus on his startup, John is moving on. We'll have an exciting new format, with two new co-hosts alongside Owen in the next few weeks, but until then, join us for our very last episode together for now. Full details and shownotes at http://chargedpodcast.com
This week, we tackle HomePod, whether or not John ordered one, and why he's excited about it — along with Hawaii's missile accident, UX in government and other great discussions about where the living room is moving to in the self-driving future. Enjoy, and say hi on Twitter! We're on @chargedtech.
It's been a busy month, but we're finally back on the horse. On this episode we talk about Owen getting into crypto, and what's going on with the craze, the iPhone's Face ID "issues" plus how Apple's shady dealings with battery + performance might hurt for a long time. Show notes at chargedpodcast.com
We talk about some very exciting Charged news, and a secret just for you... oh and technology, like Tesla's insane cash burn, Uber's cover up, AI and how everyone can't stop talking about Bitcoin. If you want to join re:Charged we'd love our listeners to get a first peek -- visit chargedpodcast.com for a signup URL, coupon and links for this podcast.
A very special edition of Charged Tech, our first ever full episode with a guest: Rod Drury, CEO of Xero, joins us to talk about the iPhone X, where Apple's at, HomePod, the ecosystem's cracks, being Pixel curious and NZ's super speedy internet. Back to the usual schedule from this weekend!
This week on Charged Tech Podcast John and Owen debate the implications of one employee banning Trump from Twitter for 11 minutes, the Russian Facebook tampering aaaaand what you've all been waiting for: a giant discussion about the now released iPhone X.
It's the episode you've been waiting for: Owen attends the Google Pixel event IRL in San Francisco, then reports back on what he thinks – as well as a longer discussion about people who keep saying VR is dead. Much much more on this episode and we're super sorry it took so long!
This week John and Owen discuss Apple's September event, and you might be surprised by how closely we agree the iPhone X is a bastion of the future where computers can see the world, not just take photos. That, and lots of discussion about the weird CCleaner hack, e-SIM cards and more! Show notes at chargedpodcast.com
This week, a huuuuge discussion about how Apple, Amazon and other technology companies are fighting it out for the rights to your favorite movies (specifically James Bond right now). That, and self-driving car legislation passing the house unanimously, China's full-on ICO ban and how a software engineer hacked a real headphone jack onto the iPhone 7. Sorry for the crap audio quality, John had his microphone backwards ;). Show notes at https://chargedpodcast.com
OK, this isn't really an Apple episode, but there's a great discussion about the next iPhone and what it means for the company at the end. But, we also talk about Waymo's self-driving heaven and how it's teaching cars to see, shark detecting drones and a whole lot more! Sorry we didn't publish one for a while — we're back at it now! Show notes at chargedpodcast.com.
This week we hung out on YouTube with our listeners and recorded Charged Tech episode 50! It was fun, and way more random than normal so listen in and see how it went. There's talk about Snap's terrible stock price, Hyperloop and Owen's weird VR experience. Watch the video instead at chargedpodcast.com!
This week on Charged, we discuss how Ethereum got stolen by the millions in just one day, and how it's probably not the future of cryptocurrencies. That, and why we think health wearables are bullshit, and whether or not remote work is something that people \*really\* should be doing or not. Full show notes at http://chargedpodcast.com.
This week on Charged, we discuss the fall and ultimate demise of SoundCloud as the news rolls in that it's laid off 40 percent of its employees in a bid to stay afloat. Also on the agenda: Waymo dropping many of its claims against Uber, why Tesla miiiight be a little overvalued, and how Photobucket (which is somehow still around) accidentally killed half the web. Show notes at chargedpodcast.com. (I'm aware of the irony of saying that SoundCloud won't make it when this exact track is hosted on SoundCloud, yup).
This week on Charged, we talk at length about why the European Union's antitrust ruling that means Google will need to pay €2.42B, could be unfair. And more discussion on Binary Capital, Facebook hitting 2 billion active users \*and\* the epic story of Owen's stolen bike. Show notes at chargedpodcast.com
This week on Charged, much discussion about Uber’s embattled CEO, Travis Kalanack, who has resigned from the company. And, Amazon’s getting into the grocery game, cryptocurrencies and a bunch of discussion about sexual harassment in the industry following a powerful report in The Information. Notes at chargedpodcast.com
This week, John and Owen tackle one big hairy topic: Apple's enormous developer event. We talk about the future of computing, and how the iPad plays into that, Apple's first take on a smart home speaker, AR and Google's push into adblocking. Jump right into the show, and then grab the notes at chargedpodcast.com
OK, Bitcoin and Ethereum are all the rage right now, but are they really worth considering? John and Owen discuss Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency at length, Uber's ongoing woes in self-driving cars and some big advances in machine learning. More at chargedpodcast.com.
This week, John and Owen talk about the ransomware infecting the world, and how avoiding patching Windows is the worst thing you can do. That, and Snap's awful Q1 earnings results, the Improbable $500M investment round, Uber vs Waymo goes to the next level, plus much much more. Enjoy!
This week on Charged Podcast, John and Owen are in the same room! We talk about Uber's damaging New York Times profile, how normal data collection really is for these companies, their endless lawsuit with Waymo and how rolling back Title II could ruin the internet (or save it, depending on who you ask). Show notes at chargedpodcast.com.
If I told you Apple had enough money to buy a bank, healthcare company, car company and get into autonomous vehicles all with money left over, would you believe me? Well, it does: with more than $200 billion lying around, what is Apple saving for? We discuss that, the implications of the company getting into self-driving cars, and how Uber's self-driving car could die. On top of that, a huge discussion about the NSA's capabilities, and what a recent hacking tool dump means for you. Show notes at chargedpodcast.com
Elon Musk has a new company that hopes to wire your brain up to a computer to give you a fighting chance against AI — is that a good idea? How do we avoid creating a world where there's those who are "computer enhanced" and those who aren't? It's a big, heavy discussion about the future of humans putting computers in their bodies, and a whole bunch of other great topics, like why teens don't use the web, if Tesla is overvalued or not and more. Show notes soon at chargedpodcast.com.
What does Augmented Reality and a mysterious Apple social app have in common? That Apple is suddenly interested in being “cool” with the teens. That, and Uber’s big mess, Twitter’s rumoured paid plan, how America plans to sell your browser history and more. Get stuck into the show notes at chargedpodcast.com.
Owen wrote a post taking down Snapchat's IPO, but Taylor Lorenz publicly disagreed that the company could derail on Twitter. So, we decided to get her on the podcast to talk about what makes Snapchat unique, how it could be successful in the future and why I'm so wrong. Show notes at http://chargedpodcast.com
In this week's episode we discuss Uber's toxic workplace culture, the rules it's breaking and sexism in tech – and interview a special guest, Ben Uretsky, CEO of DigitalOcean on how they're building an intentional "no assholes" culture. Also discussion on Cloudflare's huge security issue, Amazon Echo being used in a murder case and more. Show notes soon at chargedpodcast.com
This week, Obama's Chief Innovation Officer from the US department of Labor tells us what happens when the robots come for our jobs. That, and Apple's awful Planet of the Apps show, Amazon's Google Hangouts killer, how John converted to Snapchat Spectacles after all and more! Full show notes at chargedpodcast.com
This week John and Owen talk about the secret insides of Snapchat, about to be bared in its S1 filing, the impact of politics on technology, Oculus losing a lawsuit for copyright infringement and an addictive game about startup life. Show notes at chargedpodcast.com
2017 isn't off to a great start, even for technology. We talk over Facebook's latest moves to kill Snapchat, how 3DTV is over completely, the doomsday clock ticking forward and a whole lot more. Show notes at http://chargedpodcast.com.
We're back for 2017, with an exciting episode filled with discussion about Snap's strange IPO, Google's shock move that will help self-driving cars will take over the world, how we'll know the singularity is here and more!
This week Owen and John discuss the news that Magic Leap isn’t so magical after all, Trump’s tech summit, the collapsing advertising industry, a HUUUGE Yahoo hack and a great question from the community on what technology kids won’t even recognize in ten years. Show notes at chargedpodcast.com, or follow us on Twitter at @chargedtech.
This week John and Owen discuss all the best Amazon cloud news, Uber's supposed 'creepiness,' why Fitbit + Pebble is weird and John reviews those mysterious Snapchat Spectacles. Show notes at http://chargedpodcast.com
This week John and Owen discuss the new MacBook Pro \*again\* – mostly just to clarify after the dust has settled, then we talk about the election, and whether Slack's feisty letter to Microsoft went too far. Show notes at chargedpodcast.com.
This week John and Owen fight it out over whether or not the new MacBook Pro is an improvement, or just a disappointment. Oh, and we talk about Microsoft's Surface Studio, Twiter killing vine and more! Show notes: http://chargedpodcast.com
This week on Charged Podcast: The Internet is burning down – because of your smart thermostat, the Nintendo Switch, and self-driving cars are already all over the road. Show notes at http://chargedpodcast.com.
This week on the podcast, we talk about how Google is making its own iPhone, Yahoo's NSA bombshell, how nobody wants to buy Twitter and a whole lot more. Show notes at chargedpodcast.com soon – I'm in Berlin!
Spotify's rumored to be close to buying SoundCloud, which could mean it wins the music streaming wars, why we're going to Mars and a whole lot more. Show notes at our brand new website: http://chargedpodcast.com
This week Owen and John discuss everything you need to know about Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, iOS 10, WatchOS and MacOS as well as Microsoft's massive $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, and a bunch of other great stuff – a bumper episode this week with more than 45 minutes, so we hope you dig it!
This week on Charged Podcast, John and Owen discuss how the US government might go back on a plan to release its control of the internet, Apple's major changes that are coming to the App Store and our predictions for the company's Worldwide Developer Conference next week. Oh, and we finally talk about Tony Fadell leaving Nest.
This week Owen and John discuss if reality is really just some big simulation, Uber's huge $3.5 billion raise from Saudi Arabia, a whole range of new emoji, how we're (still) obsessed with Snapchat and Apple's big upcoming event at WWDC.
This week the podcast is all back-to-front! John and Owen talk about Snapchat's $1.8 billion raise, Microsoft's total layoffs of its phone division after licensing back to Nokia, the state of smartphones and how AI is creeping up on us... whether we like it or not.
Editor's note: This episode was originally recorded in 2017 and was missing from our podcast feed so needed to be reuploaded—sorry if it appears as a new episode!
This week John and Owen talk about the weird smart future of cities and how data will influence them, the Facebookpocalypse, Spotify taking on Apple, Google's secretive Sidewalk Labs projects and a ton more.
This week John and Owen tackle Nokia coming back from the grave, Google's plethora of Home-related news, what self-driving cars are doing to humanity and more. If you like this podcast, please leave a review, or tweet us!
This week on Charged Podcast: an apology for a few missing episodes, Instagram's new icon, Google's copying Amazon Echo, Zenefits circumventing regulations and how Apple Music is already getting redesigned.
This week we talk about Europe's antitrust lawsuit against Google's Android operating system and the way Medium's killing Wordpress. We also have a special guest, Justin Johnson from Keen.io, to tell us what he learnt this week.
The Facebook botpocalypse is upon us, as a swathe of machines descend on Messenger to converse with you about the weather. That, and John and Owen talk about Magic Pony, Artificial Intelligence, BlackBerry's shady dealings and a whole lot more. This week we're extra-long, so we hope you enjoy this in-depth listen!
This week Owen and John look at Facebook's decline in sharing and its newfound focus on getting you to live stream your life, how Tesla is changing the game with the Model 3, how Google considering Swift for Android could change the game and the new world of ownership in the Internet of Things. ?
This week on Charged Podcast, John and Owen discuss Apple's rumored migration from Amazon Web Services to Google Cloud Platform, the takeover of algorithms on our social media feeds, Playstation VR and Baidu's self-driving cars. Plus, our special guest Ryan Walsh, former VP of product at Apple Music joins us to talk about advertising technology and monetizing the web.
This week on Charged Tech we talk about Google's AlphaGo beating humans 4-1 at the infinitely complex game of Go and what that means for us, Opera adding adblock into its browser, the first app that snuck malware onto OS X and Sonos' huge layoffs.