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.

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Hosted by Adam Dachis and Darren Herczeg.



#12: Lost, Found, and Followed

July 25, 2014 at 3:00PM • 59 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about how to keep track of your gadgets and recover them when they’re lost or stolen. We’re also answering your questions about re-programming your Mac’s function keys, the best apps for the “don’t break the chain” productivity method, and tricking an Android tablet into conserving data. This week's guests: Whitson Gordon (Lifehacker) and Ken Westin (GadgetTrak).

Got a question? Email it to supercharged@toasterdog.com!


#11: Couch to 4K

July 18, 2014 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 23 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re discussing everything you need to know about 4K. We’re also answering your questions about choosing a MacBook Air, managing bandwidth on your home network, and finding a lost Wi-Fi password.


#10: Potato Salad = $40,000, Apps = $1

July 11, 2014 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 9 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about the state of the app, and if the struggle to innovate turned more and more software towards the absurd. We’re also answering your questions about headphone types, taking great smartphone photos, and finding a lost Wi-Fi password.


#9: This Episode Has Been Redacted

July 3, 2014 at 6:00PM • 52 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about a number of fun security and privacy issues, the OnePlus One smartphone, and the return of the Chumby. We’re also answering your questions about digital bookmarks and speeding up an old MacBook. Alan Henry (Lifehacker) and Jonathan Rudenberg (Tent) join the discussion this week.


#8: An Accessory for the Tablet in Your Pants

June 26, 2014 at 6:15PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about the new Google this, that, and that other thing. We’re also answering your questions about Chromebooks, the best set top boxes, and moving to a new city.


#7: Non-Playable Sex Objects

June 19, 2014 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about the Amazon smartphone everyone knew was coming, the demise and rebirth of IkeaHackers, and the role of women in video games. We’re also answering your questions about kitchen organization, the neverending problem of weak Wi-Fi signals, and dealing with a smelly room.


#6: Amazon Clears the Low Bar Again

June 12, 2014 at 6:00PM • 54 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about building your own Super Mario game, how much physical activity you need every day to live longer, and Amazon’s new Prime Music streaming service. We’re also answering your questions about streaming the World Cup, budgeting as a couple, and learning Mac keyboard shortcuts.


#5: Wait for It

June 5, 2014 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

This week we’re discussing all of Apple’s big announcements, from iOS 8 to OS X Yosemite—plus Amazon’s crazy 3D smartphone. We’re also answering your questions about making a personalized news feed, crafting the perfect home theater PC, and why you should bother jailbreaking your iPhone.

Guests: Bryan Crow (WonderHowTo) and Thorin Klosowski (Lifehacker)


#4: A Notebook for Your Face

May 29, 2014 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're talking about a handful of Apple rumors, Microsoft's new Skype translator, Springpad's demise, and more. We're also answering your questions about renting an apartment, choosing the right web host, and getting a good deal on broadband internet in the US (if that's even possible). Plus tips and downloads, of course!


#3: Data Is the New Mood Ring

May 22, 2014 at 3:30PM • 60 minutes

This week on Supercharged we're talking about Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3, a porn star who took on web payments and won, and Apple's crackdown on virtual weed farms. We're also answering your questions about gaming laptops, Android in Arabic, and where you should go to college.