Studio: Terrence O’Brien & Ben Gilbert
What It Is
The editors of the online magazine/blog Engadget from AOL and a group of rotating guests discuss the newest tech gadgets.
Episodes are typically around an hour; special episodes around events like CES might go as long as two hours or more. The online magazine and the podcast have been around since 2004 and the show has an archive of around 400 episodes, but it went defunct last year. The nine most recent episodes can be found on the show’s iTunes page.
What About It
This is a show about gadgets, so it’s not exactly in my wheelhouse. I like some of the TWiT tech podcasts because they’re high energy and the hosts and editors are generally pretty silly and funny. This show is much more serious and sedate. If you’re more serious about gadgets, you might like this one more than the TWiT podcasts. But it’s not for me. Plus, it’s a show about keeping up to date on technology. Owned by AOL.
You’re sticking with AOL until they’re back on top.
Avoid Like the Plague If
You had no idea what CES stood for when I mentioned it earlier.
Best Entry Point
Eh, I listened to a few episodes, but I don’t really know enough to talk about the expertise and none of them were particularly more entertaining or interesting than any of the others. And there’s kind of no reason to listen to the archives of a show about new developments in tech.