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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#72: Just Stop Talking

September 20th, 2018 · 68 minutes

Apple updates most of its operating systems, and prepares to ship its new iPhones and Apple Watches; Elon Musk announces a trip around the moon while also getting some unwanted scrutiny from the government; and Amazon announces a slew of new Echo-powered products.

#71: Small-Screen Enthusiast

September 13th, 2018 · 50 minutes

Apple releases new iPhones and a new Apple Watch; Google kills Inbox.

#70: Tennis and Excess

September 6th, 2018 · 51 minutes

Apple's event nears, but the rumored names for its new iPhones are really weird; young people are abandoning Facebook in droves; social-media giants spend a day in the barrel on Capitol Hill; and Evernote loses much of its executive team amid rumors it's circling the drain.

#69: Salad? Let's Not Be Hasty

August 30th, 2018 · 45 minutes

Apple rumor season is in full swing, Google brings "digital well-being" to YouTube viewing stats, Uber embraces scooters and ebikes, and conservatives complain about Google having a liberal bias.

#68: False Flag

August 23rd, 2018 · 47 minutes

Graphics cards get way better; the App Store comes under criticism; and Facebook spends another week in the news. Plus we've got some operating-system nostalgia and some exciting news about tacos.

#67: Anything With a 'C'

August 16th, 2018 · 54 minutes

This week we learn that our apps may be watching us far more than we might have expected, imagine a wacky buddy comedy featuring two voice assistants who have to live together in a single device, observe Twitch and YouTube fighting over streaming stars, and count how many app subscriptions we've got.

#66: This Year Has Felt Like 10 Years

August 9th, 2018 · 55 minutes

Several tech giants move to ban a guy who peddles conspiracies and snake oil from their platforms, while Twitter doesn't; MoviePass nears death, but everything may still be a service and the movies still need a shot in the arm; and Samsung rolls out a new Note, watch, and smart speaker.

#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. 😎