Category: Gear / Gadget Lab Podcast

July 10, 2020

The Ways We’re Fighting Back Against Doomscrolling

This week, Angela Watercutter joins us to talk about why it’s hard to unglue your eyes from bad news on social media. Plus, we share our tips for putting down the phone.

by Wired Staff in Gear
July 3, 2020

The Gear That’s Getting Us Through Quarantine

As the necessary shelter in place restrictions continue, we’re joined by WIRED’s Alan Henry and Adrienne So to talk about the technologies helping us pass the time.

by Wired Staff in Gear
June 26, 2020

Apple’s Virtual WWDC Wasn’t Better Than the Real Thing

This week, we discuss Apple’s big news, and we admit our hope that tech conferences return to the real world sooner rather than later.

by Wired Staff in Gear
June 20, 2020

eBay and the Deliveries You Never Wanted

This week, we discuss the harassment campaign allegedly carried out by six former eBay employees against the owners of a news website critical of the ecommerce industry.

by Wired Staff in Gear
June 12, 2020

Your Most Vexing New Coronavirus Questions, Answered

In some ways things are getting harder, not easier, as shelter-in-place orders lift worldwide. On this week’s episode, we tackle tough new corona-questions.

by Wired Staff in Gear
June 5, 2020

Big Tech’s Role in Policing the Protests

This week, we discuss how tools developed in Silicon Valley are being used to erode the privacy and safety of citizens protesting police brutality.

by Wired Staff in Gear
May 29, 2020

Trump’s Fight With Twitter Finally Grew Teeth. Now What?

This week, Gilad Edelman joins us to discuss the White House’s move against tech platforms, and how talk of the November election led us to this moment.

by Wired Staff in Gear
May 22, 2020

How Big Tech Is Setting the Work-From-Home Standard

This week, we measure the impact of Silicon Valley’s shift to remote work. Also, we crash the Clubhouse.

by Wired Staff in Gear
May 15, 2020

The Dark Secrets of Hacking Hero Marcus Hutchins

This week, Andy Greenberg talks about his profile of hacker Marcus Hutchins, and we get an update on contact tracing programs helping to slow the pandemic.

by Wired Staff in Gear
May 8, 2020

How Will We Dine and Uber in the Post-Pandemic City?

This week, Aarian Marshall joins us to talk about how cities can respond to the coronavirus by redesigning streets to accommodate outdoor dining and changes to transit.

by Wired Staff in Gear