All Episodes

Diagnostics & Usage #83: Not Another Ping!?!

August 25, 2016 at 9:45PM • 39 minutes

This week Joe and Cody discuss Hulu, music streaming exclusives, Instapaper, Apple's rumored social app, iOS exploits, and much more.

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.

Supercharged #122: Bovine Cheese Stomach: the Holy Grail of Genetic Modification

August 25, 2016 at 9:15PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Android Nougat, touch disease, and genetic modification! Questions/comments/tips? Visit or call/text 509-AWKWARD.

Guests: Darren Herczeg and Liam Broza

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.

iOhYes #117: Twenty Out Of Twenty Is Bad

August 24, 2016 at 11:15AM • 32 minutes

Discussion: Energy Profiler

For more info see Ep. 104, Power Struggles

  • Apple really wants us to be good citizens of the battery.
  • Apps that quickly drain the battery will be shunned by users
    • Remember the Facebook background audio “bug” (some say ploy to allow the fb app to stay alive in background)
  • “App as patient” metaphor
  • iOS Energy Gauge / Energy Report
    • provides a high-level overview of energy usage as you test your app
  • Energy logging on phone
    • Good for long periods of data collection
  • Energy Instrument
    • for best results, target an iOS device wirelessly (I wasn’t able to get this working because you need Bonjour and multicast enabled on your wireless network access point)
    • 20 / 20 is bad, 1 / 20 is good
  • Energy experts at Apple recommend
    • Do it never (Do it less)
    • Do it later
      • Use the background activity scheduler APIs
    • Do it more efficiently



Hosted by Darryl Thomas & John Sextro.

Back to Work #286: Secret Rap Name

August 23, 2016 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

TOPIC: Hey, try this.

This week, Dan and Merlin have a shortie, so they talk about stuff they're loving right now and make some recommendations on gadgets, music, movies, and more.

Also, the scientific link between chemtrails and morgellons can finally be revealed.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

On Taking Pictures #226: You Want The Pixie Dust

August 23, 2016 at 9:30AM • 1 hour 13 minutes

This week, we discuss the magic of things and the legacy of genius. Is Winogrand’s camera, Clapton’s Stratocaster, Picasso’s brush or Hemingway’s typewriter somehow imbued with greatness? In choosing the same tools as our heroes, do we secretly (or not so secretly) hope that a bit of their magic will rub off on us? Photojournalist Nicole Tung is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #128: HIV Robot

August 23, 2016 at 3:15AM • 1 hour 2 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about boy toys, a vaginal cavern, and period blood underwear. Questions/comments/stories? Call/text 509-AWKWARD or visit

Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.

HabloGeek #37: Mujeres en tecnología

August 22, 2016 at 7:30PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

En este episodio, Fede entrevista a Mariel Martínez, una ingeniera de software y fundadora de Tech&Ladies sobre el rol de mujeres en tecnología. Hablan sobre las razones que no hay mas mujeres trabajando en puestos técnicos y lo que se puede hacer para mejorar los porcentajes.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum.

The Critical Path #185: Lithium Iron Phosphate

August 22, 2016 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 46 minutes

Horace gives an update on his EVW electric car project and takes listener questions in this extended episode.

Hosted by Anders Brownworth & Horace Dediu.

DLC #141: Get Off of Your Recips!

August 22, 2016 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from back to the show with week to discuss the PS4 slim leak, Star Citizen's 3.0 showcase at Gamescom, smell-o-vision in South Park, and the new Metal Gear game announcement.

00:36:43 - The Playlist: Titanfall 2, No Man's Sky, Bound, Wow: Legion

01:27:49 - VR Talk - Lost, Trickster, QuiVR, Grapply

01:41:02 - Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

Road Work #39: Looney Tunes

August 20, 2016 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 51 minutes

John Roderick talks with Dan Benjamin about making an album, managing fan and listener relationships, taking criticism, meeting journalists, UFOs, and things that are meant to be.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.