A weekly news show where your favorite Engadget editors tear themselves away from their crippling technology addiction, to discuss our collective crippling technology addiction.
Everything that matters at CES 2021
We lived through CES 2021 and all we have to show for it is our tired typing fingers. This week, Devindra, Cherlynn and UK Bureau Chief Mat Smith chat about the most notable announcements from the show. Sure, there were tons of TVs, but PC hardware like AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 laptop chips and NVIDIA’s RTX 30-series mobile GPUs will also shape all the systems we see throughout the year. And they also touch on what happened after the US Capitol was attacked by right-wing extremists. It turns out, social media companies finally decided to take action.
CES Highlights: PCs – 7:20
CES Highlights: TVs – 14:10
CES Highlights: Laptops – 22:16
CES Highlights: Weird Stuff – 56:02
• Moflin, an AI pet – 56:40
• Razer Project Hazel face mask – 58:52
• Razer Gaming Chair – 1:03:57
• Avita Admiror II –1:08:45
The fallout from Twitter banning Trump – 1:19:39
Working on – 1:31:29
Picks – 1:33:27
An Attempted Coup Powered By Social Media
This week, Devindra and Cherlynn were planning to chat about everything coming at CES 2021... but the siege on the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists changed things. We discuss how social media and mobile tech played a huge role in planning and executing the attempted coup, and what this means for Twitter and Facebook. And then we somehow manage to keep talking about gadgets and CES.
Online extremism’s role in the siege on US capitol – 1:11
CES Preview: TVs and computers – 19:58
CES Preview: Wearables and other previews – 44:58
Working on – 57:39
Picks – 1:00:33
Answering your questions on the PS5, foldable PCs and more!
For the last episode of 2020, Cherlynn and Devindra answer a slew of listener questions, covering everything from when to buy a PlayStation 5 to the future of folding PCs. We also look back at the best moments of covering tech throughout the year (which mostly involve this podcast). And of course, we can’t help but dream about what we’d like to see in 2021, when society (hopefully) shifts back into gear.
We answer your questions about this year in tech – 3:25
What we’re looking forward to in 2021 – 3:25
Working On – 44:42
Picks – 50:21
The Biggest Winners and Losers of Tech in 2020
This week, Cherlynn and Devindra look back at 2020 to figure out the best and worst of tech. From Apples M1 chip to the downfall of Quibi, it was a year of serious highs and lows for the tech industry, especially once you factor how the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives.
Tech’s Winners of 2020 (Consoles and…the LG Wing?) – 1:31
Tech’s Losers of 2020 (RIP Quibi but not really) – 36:49
In other news – 59:28
Working On – 1:02:19
Picks – 1:06:20
AirPods Max, Cyberpunk 2077 and the death of cinema
This week, Cherlynn and Devindra dive into Apple’s newest headphones, the AirPods Max, and discuss if they’re actually worth $549. They also chat about the FTC’s antitrust charges against Facebook, and Warner Bros.’ decision to premiere all of their 2021 films on HBO Max. Jessica Conditt also joins to discuss her impressions of Cyberpunk 2077 — was it worth the long wait?
Airpods Max – 1:28
Facebook hit with massive antitrust suit – 13:06
WB to release next year’s movies on HBO – 26:25
Cyberpunk 2077, finally! – 37:44
Working On – 59:32
Picks – 1:05:27
Tech tips to make dating, relationships and breakups easier
This week, Cherlynn is joined by senior editor Jessica Conditt and special guest Harris O’Malley aka Dr. NerdLove to talk all about the ways tech affects dating, relationships and breakups. Will Google Photos, Facebook and Instagram ever stop sending us “memories” of our exes? What are the newest ways to be “Facebook Official”? Are there etiquette rules on when or whether you should remove your ex’s pictures from Instagram? Then, our hosts share what they’ve been working on, including coverage of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 news and upcoming game reviews.
Navigating relationships, breakups, and their digital footprint with Dr. Nerdlove – 1:55
Working on – 40:36
Picks – 46:19
Customer ReviewsSee All
Very nice to see this back
Very cool that these two love tech plus often have other Engadget folks with them. We will turn Cherlynn into a gamer yet!! She’s awesome and super responsive on Twitter. Dev knows AV standards so well and super knowledgeable on computers and media. They compliment each other well and good topics that are timely!
Lighthearted and fun
Glad to hear a causal and lighthearted podcast by people that know what they’re talking about. Most podcasts are either by people who are super smart but too serious, or hyper casual and uninformed. This fills what I need
One of the best tech podcasts out there with one caveat
I genuinely love the Engadget Podcast as it covers tech things that matter in a tone that is not too nerdy but techy enough for most people. One thing that I find annoying about this podcast is this podcast tends to be softer than others that I always have to crank the volume up by several notches before I really can listen to it.