Category: Gadget Lab Podcast

October 22, 2021

Ranting and Raving About the New Apple and Google Hardware

This week, we critique—and praise!—the new MacBook Pro models and the Pixel 6, both of which just landed in our laps.


by Wired Staff in Gadget Lab Podcast
October 15, 2021

Facebook Doesn’t Have to Be Terrible

This week, we talked about revelations from whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimony—and whether this reckoning will finally change the social media giant.


by Wired Staff in Gadget Lab Podcast
October 8, 2021

Andrew Yang on Micromobility and the Future of Cities

This week, Lauren Goode talks to the politician about his new political party, and how the US can get more bikes, scooters, and pedestrians on the streets.


by Wired Staff in Gadget Lab Podcast
October 1, 2021

Let's Talk About Amazon's Home-Patrolling Robots

This week, we break down Amazon’s domestic robot strategy, and what privacy questions you should ask yourself before you buy in.


by Wired Staff in Gadget Lab Podcast
September 24, 2021

Twisty Laptops, Bendy Phones: Microsoft Bets Big on Design

This week, we look at the new Surface hardware and try to determine how much experimentation your workflow can withstand.


by Wired Staff in Gadget Lab Podcast
September 17, 2021

What's Apple's iPhone Camera Strategy, Anyway?

This week, we go deep on the photographic and cinematic capabilities of the iPhone 13.


by Wired Staff in Gadget Lab Podcast
September 10, 2021

Vaccine Mandates and Boosters—What Does It All Mean?

This week, we talk about the latest public health directives from the White House.


by Wired Staff in Gadget Lab Podcast
September 3, 2021

Hurricanes, Solar Storms, and the Fight to Keep the Power On

This week, we look at what happened to New Orleans’ electrical grid in Ida’s wake, and we learn how a major solar eruption could knock out the internet.


by Wired Staff in Gadget Lab Podcast
August 27, 2021

Can the Metaverse Thrive if It’s Fully Owned by Facebook?

This week, we step into the social network’s vision of the metaverse, where reality and the simulated world become one. Kinda.


by Wired Staff in Gadget Lab Podcast
August 20, 2021

The New Pixel Is Raising the Bar for Cheap Phones

This week, we talk about the Google Pixel 5A and how it’s changing our expectations of sub-$500 phones.


by Wired Staff in Gadget Lab Podcast