Tech, digested for your ears

Listen in every week as John Edgar and Owen Williams break down the biggest issues in the tech industry. In short episodes, you'll get the best briefing you possibly can on trends in technology.


048: Is SoundCloud gonna make it?

This week on Charged, we discuss the fall and ultimate demise of SoundCloud as the news rolls in that it's laid off 40 percent of its employees in a bid to stay afloat. Also on the agenda: Waymo dropping many of its claims against Uber, why Tesla miiiight be a little overvalued, and how Photobucket (which is somehow still around) accidentally killed half the web. 

046: Uber, sexual harassment and intentional culture

This week on Charged, much discussion about Uber’s embattled CEO, Travis Kalanack, who has resigned from the company. And, Amazon’s getting into the grocery game, cryptocurrencies and a bunch of discussion about sexual harassment in the industry following a powerful report in The Information. 

045: Apple's huge developer event, distilled

This week, John and Owen tackle one big hairy topic: Apple's enormous developer event. We talk about the future of computing, and how the iPad plays into that, Apple's first take on a smart home speaker, AR and Google's push into adblocking.

044: B I T C O I N

Bitcoin and Ethereum are all the rage right now, but are they really worth considering? John and Owen discuss Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency at length, Uber's ongoing woes in self-driving cars and some big advances in machine learning. 

042: The Boring Episode

This week on Charged Podcast, John and Owen are in the same room! We talk about Uber's damaging New York Times profile, how normal data collection really is for these companies, their endless lawsuit with Waymo and how rolling back Title II could ruin the internet (or save it, depending on who you ask). 

039: America wants to sell your browser history

What does Augmented Reality and a mysterious Apple social app have in common? That Apple is suddenly interested in being “cool” with the teens.


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