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Here in the Popular Science office, we could talk about tech all day. Every week has new products, events, and controversies to cover. However, our boss says that if we’re going to sit around talking technology, we had to “make some content,” and thus, this tech podcast was born. Every week, we’ll take a look at the biggest stories from new gadgets releases to overarching topics like artificial intelligence to virtual reality and beyond. Check out a new episode every Monday and email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us https://www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. 871014

Here in the Popular Science office, we could talk about tech all day. Every week has new products, events, and controversies to cover. However, our boss says that if we’re going to sit around talking technology, we had to “make some content,” and thus, this tech podcast was born. Every week, we’ll take a look at the biggest stories from new gadgets releases to overarching topics like artificial intelligence to virtual reality and beyond. Check out a new episode every Monday and email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us https://www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. 871014
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Here in the Popular Science office, we could talk about tech all day. Every week has new products, events, and controversies to cover. However, our boss says that if we’re going to sit around talking technology, we had to “make some content,” and thus, this tech podcast was born. Every week, we’ll take a look at the biggest stories from new gadgets releases to overarching topics like artificial intelligence to virtual reality and beyond. Check out a new episode every Monday and email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us https://www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. 871014

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Episodes

Yes, You Probably Want an iPhone XR

10/26/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -explains why average iPhone users will want an iPhone XR -explores Facebook Messenger's simplified design (http://pops.ci/Mnv1tf) -and breaks down Tim Cook's four-point plan for data privacy in the U.S. (http://pops.ci/6IDPMK http://pops.ci/KYV7nN). Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories we discussed and more, head to pops.ci/lwit. For all...

Duration:00:34:40

Can You Work Yourself to Death?

10/22/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -looks at the Google Pixel 3's camera, as well as the new Palm phone (http://pops.ci/Y57UMR) -dives deep into the TSA's roadmap for the future and the tech behind biometrics (http://pops.ci/aCzqmT) -and examines the culture of 100-hour work weeks to answer the question "Can you literally work yourself to death?" (http://pops.ci/MEqVT4). Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at...

Duration:00:33:42

A Gaggle of Google Gadgets

10/15/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -gives a glimpse at Google's gaggle of gadgets announced last week (http://pops.ci/KNkRBd) -dives into the 2015 Google+ breach announced last week that affected 50 million users -looks into Portal, Facebook's new smart screen/video chat device (http://pops.ci/zuGKWP) -talks about hands-on (or face-on) time with the Magic Leap augmented reality headset -and reads up on a new font that researchers say helps to retain more information...

Duration:00:39:00

We Have Hit Peak Internet

10/8/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -reviews all of the new products from last week's Microsoft Surface event (pops.ci/8zehRv) -explains what we know about the most recent Facebook breach, which affected between 50-90 million users (pops.ci/H4TpZc) -and explores the death of tabs and productivity that could stem from YouTube's new mini-player (pops.ci/y9Z2k6). Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at...

Duration:00:32:36

The Emails Are Writing Themselves!

10/1/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -explores how the new Oculus Quest could bring VR to the mainstream (http://pops.ci/vqH3Yu) -laments the "Godzilla" principle of social media -and asks Mark Cuban his opinion on Gmail's new Smart Compose feature (http://pops.ci/YEyJbT). Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories we discussed and more, head to pops.ci/lwit. For all of Popular...

Duration:00:34:55

Why Did Amazon Put Alexa in a Microwave?

9/24/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -looks at the 14(!!!) new products Amazon announced last week, including a microwave that connects to Echo devices (http://pops.ci/LrD2hz) -gets nostalgic about the PlayStation Classic and the trend of bringing back old video games (http://pops.ci/Bt3iYW) -and gives their first impressions of the iPhone XS Max camera and Apple Watch Series 4 after some hands-on time (http://pops.ci/9s1Sdn). Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed...

Duration:00:34:16

Should I Upgrade My Smart Devices?

9/17/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -dives deep into how the Apple Watch is evolving into a legitimate medical device, and its potential future impacts (http://pops.ci/GPHQPK) -answers your questions, including whether you should upgrade your smart devices like iPhones and fitness trackers (http://pops.ci/MGonL9) -and explain how designers cope with ever-changing iPhone screens (http://pops.ci/4oMVQK). Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com...

Duration:00:31:06

New iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4 (Special Apple Event Episode)

9/12/2018
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On this special episode of Last Week in Tech, the team recaps today's Apple Event where we were introduced to the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, the iPhone XR, and the Apple Watch Series 4. Get our full recap at http://pops.ci/enQPqp. Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories we discussed and more, head to pops.ci/lwit. For all of Popular Science's technology stories, head to...

Duration:00:15:03

Social Media Testifies Before Congress Before We Get New iPhones

9/10/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -breaks down what we learned at last week's congressional committee meetings on social media (http://pops.ci/qm8DhL) -examines the cultural impact of Google and its products as the company turns 20 years old -and chat with author Brian Merchant about what to expect at Apple's iPhone event this week (http://pops.ci/zAX5ip). Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech....

Duration:00:33:53

The End of Online Passwords?

7/30/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -plays "Password or Just a Word" while discussing Google's new dongle that could replace two-factor authentication (http://pops.ci/2hAZU5) -gets nerdy about Nikon's new mirrorless camera with Popular Photography's Jeanette Moses (http://pops.ci/IhHSz3) -and talks about making iPhones with YouTuber and tech DIYer Scotty Allen (http://pops.ci/EGtYF4 http://pops.ci/6bGbml). Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at...

Duration:00:34:47

Alexa! Don't Trust Everything You See on Social Media!

7/23/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -discusses Google's record-breaking $5.3 billion fine from the EU for allegedly breaking anti-trust laws -celebrates World Emoji Day and reflects on 11 years of the emoji keyboard (http://pops.ci/tUSlGb) -examines the steps we should all take to fact-check the internet with PopSci contributing editor and author Brooke Borel (http://pops.ci/Dg13M2) -and chats with Alexa Scordato, @alexa on Twitter. Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed...

Duration:00:39:52

How to Find the Best Online Deals on Amazon Prime Day and Every Day

7/16/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -looks at how to get the most for your money on the internet, whether or not it's Amazon Prime Day (http://pops.ci/k5DUbj) -celebrates the 10th anniversary of the App Store by deleting all their apps (http://pops.ci/zE33F8) -and chats with author Adam Fisher about the past—and future—of Silicon Valley. Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories...

Duration:00:31:58

Answering Your Tech Questions on Rainbow-Colored iPhones

7/9/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -checks in six months later on the tech we were promised at CES 2018 (http://pops.ci/LTV6dq) -breaks down the latest iPhone rumors (http://pops.ci/EiJgJW) -fields your tech questions -and explains how California's latest data privacy laws may affect you, whether or not you live in California. Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories we...

Duration:00:38:48

How Can Google's AI Make Reservations If The Internet Is Down?

7/2/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -realizes how dependent we are on the internet (while reviewing the harrowing hours Slack and Google Home were down) -dives deep into the differences of waterproof ratings and recommends their favorite waterproof products for the summer (http://pops.ci/C17uAl) -and recaps what it's like talking to Google's reservation-making AI (http://pops.ci/CBOpcf). Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at...

Duration:00:35:27

Subscription Services for Vertical Videos

6/25/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -debates the best format and aspect ratio to watch video content (http://pops.ci/gTlDn7) -dives into the history and implications of Theranos and the recent indictment brought against its founders -and explores why the World Health Organization recently added video game addiction to its International Classification of Diseases (http://pops.ci/G2wx35) and why our brains can't quit our gadgets (http://pops.ci/foVfFP). Email us questions,...

Duration:00:38:44

The Net’s Not Neutral, But At Least There’s a New Smash Bros.

6/18/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -plays through their E3 highlights (http://pops.ci/Rc1Aab) -explains what to expect now that the net is no longer neutral (http://pops.ci/3iiBIG) -breaks down the implications of AT&T's merger with Time Warner -and debuts a new segment by interviewing Rohit Prasad, Vice President and Head Scientist, Alexa Artificial Intelligence at Amazon. Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at...

Duration:00:39:20

What's So Difficult to Remember About "Amazon Cube Fire TV Gaming Phone"?

6/11/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -navigating Amazon's increasingly complicated collection of Alexa-enabled devices (http://pops.ci/sAOb5d) -explains why you NEED to reset your internet router and upgrade the firmware (http://pops.ci/IBd0DA) -breaks down the security of home genetic testing kits (http://pops.ci/OaR4JF) -bids adieu to Facebook's Trending Topics (http://pops.ci/alyvOh) -and calls up ASUS's crazy new gaming phone (http://pops.ci/y7LHQ4) Email us questions,...

Duration:00:34:40

What You Need to Know about Apple's 2018 WWDC Announcements

6/4/2018
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On this special episode of Last Week in Tech, the team goes over Apple's announcements from today's Worldwide Developers Conference (http://pops.ci/jH1FUM), and reflects on how the company has delivered on its promises from last year (http://pops.ci/ncTWgy). Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories we discussed and more, head to pops.ci/lwit. For all of Popular Science's technology stories,...

Duration:00:31:37

EVERYTHING Has a Score These Days

5/21/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -breaks down all the possible streaming services you can subscribe to these days (http://pops.ci/NCxhHj) -debates the cost of Internet content -shows off some of their favorite new pieces of tech gear -and compares their Klout scores while exploring the concept of digital identity and ratings Email us questions, suggestions, or unabashed compliments at LWIT@popsci.com or tweet us at www.twitter.com/LastWeekInTech. For all the stories we...

Duration:00:37:53

Autocompleted Burritos Get Better With Age

5/14/2018
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On this episode of Last Week in Tech, the team: -dives into the applications and implications of Google's new AI-powered digital assistant program Google Duplex (http://pops.ci/D0Ch5J) -formulates why Google is encouraging users to spend less time on Android devices (http://pops.ci/CkaLAp) -talks tech that improves in function and beauty (and somehow makes mini-disc players relevant again) (http://pops.ci/3iiBIG) -and rounds up all the latest news on self-driving vehicles...

Duration:00:39:40