From products and companies to services and trends, Download’s weekly panel of experts analyzed the biggest topics in tech … and a few you may have missed.



Latest Episodes

#68: False Flag

August 23rd, 2018 · 47 minutes

This week graphics cards got way better; the App Store came under criticism; and Facebook did a bunch of controversial stuff... again.

#67: Anything With a 'C'

August 16th, 2018 · 54 minutes

Behavioral surveillance in apps; Alexa and Cortana shack up; a spaceship files toward the sun; Twitch backs up a truck full of money to the doors of star YouTubers; and Apple evangelizes the app subscription.

#66: This Year Has Felt Like 10 Years

August 9th, 2018 · 55 minutes

Tech giants move to ban a peddler of conspiracies and snake oil, but not Twitter; MoviePass nears death, but everything may still be a service; and Samsung rolls out a bunch of new products.

#65: Death March With Cocktails

August 2nd, 2018 · 57 minutes

Google may be returning to the (censored) search business in China, YouTube Premium and Facebook Watch face the icy stares of skeptical TV critics; and Apple breaks a trillion but still has trouble with the Mac.

#64: A Perfect Storm of Outrage

July 26th, 2018 · 57 minutes

Apple's much-criticized MacBook Pro weathers a weeklong PR crisis; Google makes money but struggles with its identity; and Facebook continues to have a really bad year.

#63: Satisfying the Punisher

July 19th, 2018 · 50 minutes

Google gets fined, swallows Nest whole, and plots its next-generation operating system. In other news, there are new moons and even newer emojis. 😎

#62: Get My Gecko Out of Hiding

July 12th, 2018 · 60 minutes

Is Microsoft's new Surface a laptop or tablet, and what it does it mean for the future of computing? Also, HBO's new owner AT&T wants to make it more like Netflix, and we celebrate 10 years of the App Store.

#61: Someone Else Call 911

June 28th, 2018 · 49 minutes

Companies love buying other companies; Disney and Amazon are making big moves this week, while Apple is getting serious about midterm election news coverage and nerds get to play with beta software all summer.

#60: Evil Spreadsheets

June 21st, 2018 · 54 minutes

Tech finds itself in the middle of a U.S.-China trade war and discovers that taking on governmental clients might make employees uncomfortable. Also, Instagram dives into longform video.

#59: Infinite Hyde Park Corner

June 14th, 2018 · 43 minutes

We list our favorite game announcements from E3, ponder the industry trend toward consolidation, watch as Twitter continues to rearrange deckchairs, and celebrate Tennesseean supercomputers.