Last Week in Tech

By Popular Science

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Description

Here in the Popular Science office, we could talk about tech all day. Every week has new products, events, and controversies to cover. However, our boss says that if we’re going to sit around talking technology, we had to “make some content,” and thus, this tech podcast was born. Every week, we’ll take a look at the biggest stories from new gadgets releases to overarching topics like artificial intelligence to virtual reality and beyond. Check out a new episode every Monday and email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us https://www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. 871014

Episode Date
The Net’s Not Neutral, But At Least There’s a New Smash Bros.
00:39:24
On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -plays through their E3 highlights (http://pops.ci/Rc1Aab) -explains what to expect now that the net is no longer neutral (http://pops.ci/3iiBIG) -breaks down the implications of AT&T's merger with Time Warner -and debuts a new segment by interviewing Rohit Prasad, Vice President and Head Scientist, Alexa Artificial Intelligence at Amazon. Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories we discussed and more, head to pops.ci/lwit. For all of Popular Science's technology stories, head to www.popsci.com/technology. Our team: Stan Horaczek (www.twitter.com/stanhoraczek) Corinne Iozzio (www.twitter.com/corinneiozo) Billy Cadden (www.twitter.com/billycadden) Joe Brown (www.twitter.com/joemfbrown) Rob Verger (www.twitter.com/robverger) Music by: Billy Cadden (www.twitter.com/billycadden) Edited by: Jason Lederman (www.twitter.com/lederman)
Jun 18, 2018
What's So Difficult to Remember About "Amazon Cube Fire TV Gaming Phone"?
00:34:44
On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -navigating Amazon's increasingly complicated collection of Alexa-enabled devices (http://pops.ci/sAOb5d) -explains why you NEED to reset your internet router and upgrade the firmware (http://pops.ci/IBd0DA) -breaks down the security of home genetic testing kits (http://pops.ci/OaR4JF) -bids adieu to Facebook's Trending Topics (http://pops.ci/alyvOh) -and calls up ASUS's crazy new gaming phone (http://pops.ci/y7LHQ4) Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at https://www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories we discussed and more, head to pops.ci/lwit. For all of Popular Science's technology stories, head to https://www.popsci.com/technology. Our team: Stan Horaczek (https://www.twitter.com/stanhoraczek) Corinne Iozzio (https://www.twitter.com/corinneiozo) Rob Verger (https://www.twitter.com/robverger) Music by: Billy Cadden (https://www.twitter.com/billycadden) Edited by: Jason Lederman (https://www.twitter.com/lederman)
Jun 11, 2018
What You Need to Know about Apple's 2018 WWDC Announcements
00:31:40
On this special episode of Last Week in Tech, the team goes over Apple's announcements from today's Worldwide Developers Conference (http://pops.ci/jH1FUM), and reflects on how the company has delivered on its promises from last year (http://pops.ci/ncTWgy). Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories we discussed and more, head to pops.ci/lwit. For all of Popular Science's technology stories, head to www.popsci.com/technology. Our team: Stan Horaczek (www.twitter.com/stanhoraczek) Corinne Iozzio (www.twitter.com/corinneiozo) Rob Verger (www.twitter.com/robverger) Music by: Billy Cadden (www.twitter.com/billycadden) Edited by: Jason Lederman (www.twitter.com/lederman)
Jun 04, 2018
EVERYTHING Has a Score These Days
00:37:57
On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -breaks down all the possible streaming services you can subscribe to these days (http://pops.ci/NCxhHj) -debates the cost of Internet content -shows off some of their favorite new pieces of tech gear -and compares their Klout scores while exploring the concept of digital identity and ratings Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories we discussed and more, head to pops.ci/lwit. For all of Popular Science's technology stories, head to www.popsci.com/technology. Our team: Stan Horaczek (www.twitter.com/stanhoraczek) Corinne Iozzio (www.twitter.com/corinneiozo) Rob Verger (www.twitter.com/robverger) Music by: Billy Cadden (www.twitter.com/billycadden) Edited by: Jason Lederman (www.twitter.com/lederman)
May 21, 2018
Autocompleted Burritos Get Better With Age
00:39:40
On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -dives into the applications and implications of Google's new AI-powered digital assistant program Google Duplex (http://pops.ci/D0Ch5J) -formulates why Google is encouraging users to spend less time on Android devices (http://pops.ci/CkaLAp) -talks tech that improves in function and beauty (and somehow makes mini-disc players relevant again) (http://pops.ci/3iiBIG) -and rounds up all the latest news on self-driving vehicles (http://pops.ci/AWbKjl) Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories we discussed and more, head to pops.ci/lwit. For all of Popular Science's technology stories, head to www.popsci.com/technology. Our team: Stan Horaczek (www.twitter.com/stanhoraczek) Corinne Iozzio (www.twitter.com/corinneiozo) Rob Verger (www.twitter.com/robverger) Music by: Billy Cadden (www.twitter.com/billycadden) Edited by: Jason Lederman (www.twitter.com/lederman)
May 14, 2018
Facebook Dating on iPhone X at Coachella
00:41:01
On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -explains why and how tech reporters incorrectly dismissed the iPhone X -breaks down the highlights of Facebook's F8 developers conference, including Facebook's new dating app (http://pops.ci/GTQ3VH) -and analyzes how safe flying is in light of mutliple high-profile emergency and unscheduled landings (http://pops.ci/z3cSHn) Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at https://www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories we discussed and more, head to http://pops.ci/lwit. For all of Popular Science's technology stories, head to www.popsci.com/technology. Our team: Stan Horaczek (www.twitter.com/stanhoraczek) Corinne Iozzio (www.twitter.com/corinneiozo) Rob Verger (www.twitter.com/robverger) Eleanor Cummins (www.twitter.com/elliepses) Music by: Billy Cadden (www.twitter.com/billycadden) Edited by: Jason Lederman (www.twitter.com/lederman) Jessica Boddy (www.twitter.com/jessicaboddy)
May 07, 2018
You Said the Swimmies Were in the Car (4/30/18)
00:50:14
On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -explains why you're getting updated Privacy Policy & Terms of Service emails from every website (http://pops.ci/7boj2k) -debates if Gmail's new design and features are good or bad (http://pops.ci/AF4PhN) -and drives it home with Amazon's new service that will deliver packages to your car trunk (http://pops.ci/o0oRmC) For all the stories we discussed and more, head to http://pops.ci/lwit. For all of Popular Science's technology stories, head to https://www.popsci.com/technology. Our team: Stan Horaczek, Technology Editor (https://www.twitter.com/stanhoraczek) Corinne Iozzio, Deputy Editor (https://www.twitter.com/corinneiozo) Joe Brown, Editor-in-chief (https://www.twitter.com/joemfbrown) Music by: Billy Cadden (https://www.twitter.com/billycadden) Edited by: Jason Lederman (https://www.twitter.com/lederman) Jessica Boddy (https://www.twitter.com/jessicaboddy)
Apr 30, 2018
A Robot Ate My iPhone (4/23/18)
00:45:10
On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -breaks down Apple's iPhone eating robot "Daisy" (http://pops.ci/4CQ0Am) -discusses the current state and potential of virtual reality with author/WIRED platforms editor Peter Rubin (https://futurepresencebook.com) -and runs away with Nike's 3D-printed shoe that debuted at the London Marathon yesterday (http://pops.ci/GG12vT) Plus, the return of Billy, PopSci's personal shopper! For all the stories we discussed and more, head to pops.ci/lwit.
Apr 23, 2018
Have You Heard About This Facebook Thing? (4/16/18)
01:00:03
On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -recaps what you need to know about Mark Zuckerberg's 11 hours testifying before Congress to sound smart to your friends and family (http://pops.ci/yOBniv) -debates the merits of laptops vs tablets and the future of laptop design (http://pops.ci/DMaODS) -and explains the current state of space tourism and why Virgin Galactic is back in the news. Watch and vote for our touching, heartbreaking film on Laika the space dog: pops.ci/webby For all the stories we discussed and more, head to pops.ci/lwit.
Apr 16, 2018
Last Week in Tech: The Tubes of the Internet (4/9/18)
00:52:45
On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -drinks wine while discussing how the alcohol industry is going green (http://pops.ci/qIL0Cd) -discusses what the EPA fuel standard rollbacks will mean for consumers and manufacturers (http://pops.ci/DFrYDL) -explains how internet browsing works thanks to the Domain Name System—and how you can choose your own DNS (http://pops.ci/x9SJQq) -and debates the merits of online privacy and user agreements, including using VPNs and the continuing fallout of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica saga. Watch and vote for our touching, heartbreaking film on Laika the space dog: pops.ci/webby For all the stories we discussed, Amy's recommendations, and more, head to pops.ci/lwit
Apr 09, 2018
Last Week in Tech: New iPads, Spotify Discover, GoPro Hero, and Facebook/Uber Updates (4/2/18)
00:42:21
PopSci's tech team explores the tech news of the week, including Apple's iPad event in Chicago, Spotify's new Discover tool, the new GoPro Hero, and updates on the fallout after last week's news about Facebook and Uber.
Apr 02, 2018
Last Week in Tech: 3/26/18
00:37:59
The PopSci tech team dives into the biggest tech stories of the week—Facebook's 50-million user data issue with Cambridge Analytica and Uber's self-driving car that fatally struck a pedestrian—as well as lighter topics in our new "lightning round" and the introduction of the PopSci personal shopper.
Mar 26, 2018
Last Week in Tech: 3/19/18
00:33:54
The Popular Science tech team discusses digital representation, self-driving fleets of cars, Fortnite coming to iOS, and more.
Mar 16, 2018
Last Week in Tech: 3/12/18
00:42:37
The Popular Science tech team discusses some of the big stories from the last week: Samsung's TV smart hub, the Samsung Galaxy S9, Amazon's Alexa creepily laughing, Blackberry suing Facebook, and Moviepass mayhem.
Mar 12, 2018