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Feel overwhelmed by the neverending waves of technology news? How are you supposed to feel about the latest gadget or privacy scandal or social behavior? Let The Wall Street Journal's technology columnists help. Join David Pierce, Joanna Stern and Christopher Mims each week as they talk about the most important tech trends -- and why you should care.

Feel overwhelmed by the neverending waves of technology news? How are you supposed to feel about the latest gadget or privacy scandal or social behavior? Let The Wall Street Journal's technology columnists help. Join David Pierce, Joanna Stern and Christopher Mims each week as they talk about the most important tech trends -- and why you should care.
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Feel overwhelmed by the neverending waves of technology news? How are you supposed to feel about the latest gadget or privacy scandal or social behavior? Let The Wall Street Journal's technology columnists help. Join David Pierce, Joanna Stern and Christopher Mims each week as they talk about the most important tech trends -- and why you should care.

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Episodes

#8: Google Politics, Scooter Economics, Sound Dynamics

12/14/2018
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David and Christopher discuss Google CEO Sundar Pichai's visit to Washington. Will technologists and politicians ever speak the same language? Then they grab reporter Eliot Brown to recount the electric scooter craze that's swept the country in 2018. After a quick rundown of the best headphones to buy, David interviews composer and Man Made Music founder Joel Beckerman, father of many sounds that are familiar to your ears.

Duration:00:33:26

#7: Robot Friends, Venmo Friends, Self-Driving Friends

12/7/2018
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David, Joanna and Christopher explore the question, Will robots take our jobs or be our work buddies? (Answer: Both, kinda.) Then they bring in Katie Bindley to talk about the complicated privacy situation for users of the popular Venmo payment app. Next, Joanna recommends the best mesh Wi-Fi router to buy. And finally, David braves the self-driving traffic to talk with Waymo CEO John Krafcik about the future of transportation.

Duration:00:34:43

#6: Open Office Madness, 5G Mystery, Twitch Mania

11/30/2018
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David, Joanna and Christopher attempt to explain "5G"-amazing future tech or vague marketing term? Then they grab reporter Sarah Needleman to shed light on something even more confounding: the open office. Phone-booth pointers and personal-hygiene anecdotes ensue. After a quick chat about boring gifts that people will totally love, David interviews Twitch CEO Emmett Shear and asks: Why do millions of people like watching other people play video games?

Duration:00:32:30

#5: Flying Cars, Cyber Wars and Gwyneth's Goop

11/21/2018
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On the heels of WSJ's D.Live 2018 tech conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., Personal Tech columnist David Pierce highlights a few of the most interesting moments, from Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop startup secrets to the director of Google's threat analysis group discussing countries using the internet as a battleground. Plus, tech columnist Christopher Mims talks with Rodin Lyasoff, CEO of the Airbus research group A3, about the future of flying cars.

Duration:00:27:37

#4: Dust Gets Smart, Tech Gets Accountable, Uber Gets Ready (for IPO)

11/16/2018
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After the WSJ Tech D.Live conference, David, Joanna and Christopher discuss a question that loomed large over the event-and 2018: What responsibilities do companies have to their users? They also touch on smart dust and cheap Apple Watch bands. Bonus: Editor-at-large Gerard Baker interviews Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi about the IPO and more.

Duration:00:39:13

#3: Amazon's Next Home, Your Next Laptop, GoPro's Next Move

11/9/2018
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Our Amazon beat reporter, Laura Stevens, joins David, Joanna and Christopher to talk about the retail giant's future-headquarters reality show, but not before the gang explains the difference between a MacBook Air and an iPad Pro. Finally, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman stops by to talk about corporate challenges, smartphone cameras and parenting.

Duration:00:28:36

#2: Gadget Addicts, Facebook Chaos, Google AR

11/2/2018
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David, Joanna and Christopher confess their bad device habits, and share their homespun remedies. Then reporter Deepa Seetharaman joins in to explain the turmoil at Facebook Inc. on the eve of the midterms. Finally, David gazes into our future with the Google executives who run the internet giant's augmented and virtual reality program.

Duration:00:26:45

#1: iPhones, Delivery Drones and Sir James Dyson

10/26/2018
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In our first episode, David, Joanna and Christopher debate the best iPhones (and Android options) then pull in a special guest to talk about food-delivery drones. To wrap up the show, David catches up with James Dyson to find out why he's refocusing his vacuum empire to address environmental concerns. "I'm not a petrol head," he says.

Duration:00:30:16

Midday Brief for Thursday, October 11th

10/11/2018
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Remnants of Hurricane Michael head toward the Carolinas. President Trump will meet with China's Xi Jingping at November's G-20 summit. A failed booster launch forces a Russian rocket carrying an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut to abort its flight. J.R. Whalen reports.

Duration:00:01:27

Introducing WSJ's Instant Message Podcast

9/20/2018
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Coming this fall: The Wall Street Journal is offering a fresh way to look at technology. Join columnists David Pierce, Joanna Stern and Christopher Mims each week as they debate what you really need to know.

Duration:00:01:19