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 Tommy Honton.



#242: Dr. Computer

July 18, 2019 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss how AI will help—and is already helping—the medical industry improve the diagnostic process and save lives.


#241: The Allure of Expertise

June 14, 2019 at 12:00PM • 54 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the reasons behind the fascination with watching professionals do great work and what we actually gain from it.


#240: It's Over 9000!

June 9, 2019 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss Apple's decline into an overpriced garbage fire and the potential impact of Google's new math test for artificial intelligence.


#239: Social Media, Mental Health, and Farts

May 31, 2019 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss Instagram's decision to test the removal of likes from posts in Canada as well as a new app that analyzes your farts.


#238: Preparing for the Future: Part II

May 27, 2019 at 10:00PM • 40 minutes

Tommy and Adam continue the previous week's conversion about preparing for future issues that new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and DNA sequencing/analysis will bring about.


#237: Preparing for the Future: Part I

May 16, 2019 at 12:00PM • 51 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss an interesting law suit against Apple's alleged use of facial recognition technology, DNA security issues, and more reasons you need to be informed and prepared for rapidly evolving future technologies.


#236: Controversies in Gaming

April 7, 2019 at 4:15PM • 35 minutes

Tommy and Adam are joined by special guest Tina Amini (Editor in Chief of Games at IGN) to talk about what makes a video game great and how they successfully establish an emotional connection with the player.


#235: Tech Monopolies: What Should We Do?

April 25, 2019 at 12:00PM • 49 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the monopolies of the tech giants and the growing need to break them apart, stop future acquisitions, and restore true competition to the US market.


#234: How to Create a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

April 13, 2019 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Tommy and Adam talk to "Escape Room in a Box" creators Juliana Patel and Ariel Rubin about creating a successful Kickstarter campaign. They offer a lot of helpful advice to anyone who has ever wanted to crowdfund a game (or other project).


#233: The Newly Expanded "Apple Lifestyle"

April 4, 2019 at 1:30PM • 46 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss Apple's broad diversification coming out of their latest event, public shaming of people who treat the environment poorly, and the EU's decision to pass Article 11 and 13 (now 17).