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Cut through the technology news noise and hear about only the stuff that matters, and what it means. Join your hosts Owen, Frederique and Zach every week to get the lowdown on the biggest stories – including some you might not have heard anything about. We're based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, so this isn't just another American show!

Cut through the technology news noise and hear about only the stuff that matters, and what it means. Join your hosts Owen, Frederique and Zach every week to get the lowdown on the biggest stories – including some you might not have heard anything about. We're based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, so this isn't just another American show!
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Cut through the technology news noise and hear about only the stuff that matters, and what it means. Join your hosts Owen, Frederique and Zach every week to get the lowdown on the biggest stories – including some you might not have heard anything about. We're based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, so this isn't just another American show!

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Episodes

079: 99% of the time it works 10% of the time

9/3/2018
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This week, Zach, Frederique and Owen discuss an app that promised to replace birth control, but didn't work as advertised... and a new trend: companies trying to get around the 30% cut that Apple takes from their profits.

Duration:00:51:19

078: Can You Hear Me Now?

8/26/2018
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This week, Zach, Frederique and Owen try to figure out how Google lost an entire box of Pixel 3 XL's, and what the difference between an ad-funded business model means in reality. Tune in for this, and many more hot takes!

Duration:00:46:39

077: The fight for your digital wellbeing

8/20/2018
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This week, Zach, Owen and Frederique discuss the push for Digital Wellbeing, and how everyone from Google to Facebook is pushing to stop you from being too addicted (or at least to use their blocker instead of someone else's). That, and a whole episode of hot takes, one after another.

Duration:00:47:14

076: Money is Just Paper and There's No One to Hold It

8/12/2018
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This week, Zach, Frederique and Owen talk about Magic Leap's first run at a headset, and how it somehow isn't vaporware already. Also, some deep discussion about Twitter (and why they're terrible at running Twitter), and much more!

Duration:00:48:41

075: [redacted] by the Government

8/5/2018
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This week, Zach, Frederique and Owen talk about Google's push back into China with a censored search engine, Apple's blockbuster earnings and a whole lot more.

Duration:00:52:21

074: The Big Mobile Duopoly

7/30/2018
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This week, Zach, Frederique and Owen talk about the EU's decision to fine Google billions for breaking the rules with Android, and whether or not this might doom smartphones forever. And, we introduce a new 'hot takes' segment, with tweet-sized takes on the week's news.

Duration:00:45:08

073: A Giant 3 Billion Person Democracy

7/23/2018
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This week, Frederique, Owen, and Zach talk about Mark Zuckerberg's recent interview and Amazon's Prime Day.

Duration:00:47:33

072: Can We Have A New Internet?

7/17/2018
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On the show this week we talk about the Internet of Things and how the tools of the digital age are being used to harass, along with a discussion about the all-new MacBooks that came out of nowhere. This episode contains discussions about domestic violence, so if that's something you'd like to skip, we understand.

Duration:01:06:26

071: Order an Uber from the Bus?

7/7/2018
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On this edition of charged tech, Frederique, Owen, and Zach discussed Fortnite, mail apps reading your email, Microsoft's Westworld-esque folding device, Intel, battery tech, and ordering an Uber from the bus.

Duration:00:56:09

070: Big Click Energy

7/2/2018
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Morning edition of Charged Tech, with Frederique, Owen, and Zach recording with coffee instead of wine. Is Twitter's moral compass the reason they can't launch things? Jack announced a thing that might fix it—if you can read it in the screenshot of text he put on Twitter.

Duration:00:58:48

069: IG killed the FB star

6/25/2018
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In this media-focused episode, Frederique, Owen, and Zach talk about Instagram TV and the rise of Podcasts, the slowest moving train ever.

Duration:01:18:19

068: Microsoft + GitHub = Good?

6/16/2018
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This week, we're excited to have Frederique back as all three of us discuss GitHub and Microsoft, Fortnite for Switch, Apple's crackdown on trackers, and more.

Duration:01:03:17

067: The War for Time Well Spent

6/9/2018
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This week, Zach and Owen tackle WWDC, and try to tackle everything Apple announced, why it matters, and what we thought of the event. Stick around for a discussion about the scooter invasion of San Francisco, Sonos' entire game explained and much more.

Duration:01:12:50

066: What could WWDC be about, and the one weird trick that might save Snapchat

5/31/2018
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This week we chat about WWDC, and the lack of... anything meaty rumored around the event. Nerd out with us before Monday about what might happen at the event. We also look at the GDPR madness, and what happened after Friday last week in Europe, as well as what might just save Snap.

Duration:01:04:30

065: We've updated our privacy policy...

5/25/2018
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This week, Owen, Frederique, and Zach talk about GDPR (don't worry, it's not as boring as all the emails) and The Zuck facing off in Europe.

Duration:00:46:59

064: I/O, WWDC and tech announcement season

5/20/2018
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This week Zach's in America, so Frederique and Owen talk about Google's developer conference, its new AI tools, Android P and what could possibly be coming at WWDC! If you're curious about the implications of AI and ethics, this episode's for you.

Duration:00:48:34

063: Workflows, and how we Get Stuff Done

5/7/2018
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This week, Owen, Frederique and Zach take on workflows. We discuss what we use to get things done, the tools we love, and what's changed the game for us this year. We'll cover hardware, software and even offline tools that help us make the most of our day, and everything inbetween. Full list of tools at chargedpodcast.com soon.

Duration:01:08:29

062: Google's bold new Gmail design, Alexa for Kids and peak smartphone

4/30/2018
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This week on Charged Tech Podcast, Frederique, Zach and Owen discuss Google's bold, but safe, Gmail redesign, Alexa for Kids and the privacy implications of smart devices, peak smartphone and a whole lot more.

Duration:01:14:14

Chapter Two: Our new show, and new hosts are finally here!

4/22/2018
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It's finally time — Charged Podcast Chapter Two is here, with our two new amazing hosts, Frederique and Zach. Listen in as we get to know each other, and talk about the latest in tech including Google's questionable iMessage killer, how the iPad fits into everything, and our love for Twitter and the shift to private communities. Show notes and links to our hosts online at chargedpodcast.com and let us know what you think via @chargedtech on Twitter.

Duration:01:06:56