Category: Gear / Gadget Lab Podcast

September 18, 2020

Apple Wants You to Smash That Subscribe Button

This week, we break down Apple’s latest announcements, from new hardware to its push into bundles and home workouts.


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September 11, 2020

We’re All Working (Out) From Home

This week, we look at the latest gear from Peloton and discuss whether we’re ever going back to the gym.


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September 4, 2020

Why Can’t We Vote Online Yet?

This week, we discuss the security of mail-in voting (very good) and future of online ballots in the US (very unlikely).


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August 28, 2020

Alexa, Play My Alibi: The Smart Home Gets Taken to Court

This week, we discuss the growing trend of data from smart speakers and other connected devices being used to solve crimes.


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August 21, 2020

How Secure Are Your Texts, Really?

This week, we discuss the ins and outs of encrypted messaging apps and videochat services—and why you should probably be using them.


by Wired Staff in Gear
August 14, 2020

Who Needs a Folding Phone, Anyway?

This week, we look at the Microsoft Surface Duo and wonder if an expensive, dual-screen device like this one feels relevant, or just needlessly extravagant.


by Wired Staff in Gear
August 7, 2020

Do You Really Need to Spend More Than $400 on a Phone?

This week, we discuss the growing trend of mid-range smartphones, why they’re good, and why they’re bad.


by Wired Staff in Gear
July 31, 2020

The Pandemic Put Amazon in a Prime Position

This week, we list the Amazon Prime benefits you don’t know about, and tell you how to take advantage of them while you shelter in place.


by Wired Staff in Gear
July 24, 2020

What Would Happen If TikTok Was Banned?

This week, we discuss whether the Chinese-owned app is as much of a security risk as some claim, and where everyone would go if the platform went dark.


by Wired Staff in Gear
July 17, 2020

Remember TV on the Internet Before Netflix? Neither Do We

This week, Recode’s Peter Kafka joins us to talk about Netflix’s dominance over the entertainment industry and how the streaming landscape continues to change.


by Wired Staff in Gear