What are the most important technology stories right now? From products and companies to services and trends, Download’s weekly panel of experts analyzes the biggest topics in tech … and a few you may have missed.



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#104: I Don't Know What X Means Anymore

May 23rd, 2019 · 50 minutes

The increasingly messy tech Cold War, Apple's keyboard troubles, the prospects for data protection laws in the U.S., and Wi-Fi stalking on the Tube.

#103: Where OS?

May 16th, 2019 · 66 minutes

Apple gets a bad Supreme Court ruling, Disney buys the rest of Hulu, and Florence Ion joins us to discuss last week's Google IO, including the Pixel 3a and the fate of all our Nest thermostats.

#102: More Ham Figures Into It

May 2nd, 2019 · 42 minutes

Philip Michaels joins us to talk about interesting things in Apple's latest financial results, the death of a product that never existed, and Facebook's F8 product announcements.

#101: Painting Something Pink

April 25th, 2019 · 55 minutes

Carolina Milanesi joins Jason to discuss her time using an unbroken Samsung Galaxy Fold, Tim Cook talking up tech regulation, Jack Dorsey visiting the White House, and the words tech writers use to describe Pinterest.

#100: Modems Modems Modems!

April 18th, 2019 · 57 minutes

Apple and Qualcomm make up over fried chicken, social-media companies continue to not get it, and the Galaxy Fold makes a very bad first impression.

#99: My Memory is Beyond the Event Horizon

April 11th, 2019 · 66 minutes

Netflix ties its own hands, new Kindles arrive, Amazon gets criticized for cozying up to oil companies while touting its own green-energy efforts, web accessibility is trickier than you'd think, and... is that a black hole?

#98: Important Business People With Ties

April 4th, 2019 · 53 minutes

Apple's News+ pitch failed with key newspapers--but Facebook might value news curation now? Future iPhones come into focus, but Apple's 5G timeline is called into question. Dell's new XPS laptop is a winner. And the "hearables" category (by which we mean wireless headphones) heats up.

#97: Shiny Titanium Trojan Horse

March 28th, 2019 · 66 minutes

Apple's big services event leads us to discuss Apple TV+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, and Apple News+; in other news, we touch on the perils of offering a service that lets random people upload content--especially in the European Union.

#96: Hanging With My Amazon Prime Buddies

March 21st, 2019 · 60 minutes

Google unveils a cloud gaming strategy at GDC, Apple releases all the product updates, Instagram goes shopping, and MySpace deletes all your favorite music from 2009.

#95: "Game of Thrones" With Slide Rules

March 14th, 2019 · 57 minutes

The complicated reality of trying to break up the power of large tech companies, Spotify takes on Apple, Apple sets its sights on services, and takiing lessons from "Captain Marvel."