Supercharged

Supercharged

Every week, Supercharged tackles a complex—and sometimes unusual—question about technology, science, psychology, and human existence to find out how we can approach life better in our rapidly changing world.

Got a question you'd like us to answer or comment for the show? Visit awkward.email for lots of options! Check out our Subreddit, too!

Hosted by Adam Dachis and Darren Herczeg.



#30: Pocketful of Pi

November 20, 2014 at 6:00PM • 56 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about iOS’ latest irrelevant security hole, running Windows apps on your Mac natively-ish, and all kinds of retro game emulation. We’re also answering your questions about re-organizing photos, the best way to watch Game of Thrones, and what to do when you lose your file vault password.


#29: Black Thursday

November 13, 2014 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about getting out of iMessage, OS X Yosemite’s security issues, and Black Thursday. We’re also answering your questions about rolling back Android, buying expensive camera lenses, and free mobile password managers.

Guests: Kevin Purdy (In Beta, The Wirecutter) and Whitson Gordon (Lifehacker)


#28: Kitchen Information Cylinder

November 6, 2014 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Amazon’s talking speaker, Uber’s veteran army, and how fingerprints aren’t passwords in Virginia. We’re also answering your questions about getting up in the morning, hybrid hard drives, and cable management.


#27: Shockhammer: Part I

November 2, 2014 at 8:45PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

This week is the Supercharged and Awkward crossover episode! We'll be talking about awkward technology stories and problems, plus a lot more. To listen to the second part of this episode, get it from the Awkward podcast on Tuesday at http://5by5.tv/awkward.


#26: Tardy Slip

October 31, 2014 at 7:00PM •

This is just a quick notice to let you know I got sick this week, I'm getting better, and this week's episode will be late. Stay tuned, and thanks for listening! (And feel free to send in questions to supercharged@toasterdog.com or call 323-456-3345.)


#24: The Most Magical, Boring News You've Heard Yet

October 16, 2014 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about the Google announcement, the Apple announcement, and some other crap that happened. We’re also answering your questions about using an iPhone as your primary computing device and disappearing Amazon items.


#23: Crowdfunding: Your New Money Shredder

October 9, 2014 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about the latest and greatest Apple problems (again), gamergate, and DNA testing. We’re also answering your questions about Hulu and VPNs, cleaning keyboards, and selling a broken, customized smartphone.


#22: Hey Bro, Updates Available

October 2, 2014 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Windows 10, the mysterious Ello, and Photoshop for Chromebooks. We’re also answering your questions about replacing motherboards and finding a good dumb TV.


#21: Bent, Broken, and Shellshocked

September 25, 2014 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Apple’s numerous iPhone problems, the Bash Shellshock bug, and how women aren’t safe on the internet. We’re also answering your questions about internet service issues, backing up photos, and the best way to switch phones when you don’t have upgrade eligibility.


#20: Free Public Wi-Fi*

September 18, 2014 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Amazon’s new Kindle lineup, the dissolution of MacWorld, and Egypt’s fancy new security program. We’re also answering your questions about the new iPhone keyboards, retro game emulation, and the downsides of renting your cable modem.