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Show HN: I built a podcast app that skips over the ads

the podcast app that skips the ads AdSkipPro works with the podcasts shown below. More will be added over time.   99% Invisible    Criminal    Dr. Death    Freakonomics Radio    Heavyweight    Heavyweight    Invisibilia    Radiolab    Reply All    Serial    TED Radio Hour    Terrible, Thanks For Asking    This American Life    Without Fail It's our first version, a simple app to prove the…
Sleepwalkers Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Is Watching Us and Judging Us

Sleepwalkers Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Is Watching Us and Judging Us

Don’t look now, but artificial intelligence is watching you. Artificial intelligence has tremendous power to enhance spying, and both authoritarian governments and democracies are adopting the technology as a tool of political and social control.The potential of AI surveillance is the subject of the third installment of the Sleepwalkers podcast. The episode examines how AI…
Sleepwalkers Podcast: What Happens When Machines Find Their Creative Muse

Sleepwalkers Podcast: What Happens When Machines Find Their Creative Muse

In March 2018, an eerie portrait created by an artificial intelligence program sold at Christie's Auction House for almost half a million dollars. A few months later, a movie written and directed by an AI algorithm was released amid much hype. And this March, a record company signed an AI artist for the first time.Artificial…
Sleepwalkers Podcast: Rethinking Our Relationship With AI

Sleepwalkers Podcast: Rethinking Our Relationship With AI

Artificial intelligence now shapes our lives in profound ways, curating social media posts that drive us apart, determining who gets a loan or probation, and even helping choose our romantic partners.This week, WIRED is launching Sleepwalkers, based on a series of podcasts that examine the AI revolution.The first episode, available here, examines how AI manipulates…
Engadget Podcast: Google Stadia and the future of game streaming services

Engadget Podcast: Google Stadia and the future of game streaming services

This week, we discuss the problematic launch of Google's Stadia cloud-based games service. Our senior editor and resident games expert Jessica Conditt joins us to share what she thought of the service, how it fares against Microsoft's Xcloud and what she thinks of streaming games in general. Also, as we head into Thanksgiving, it's time…
Gadget Lab Podcast: Chris Cox on Life After Facebook

Gadget Lab Podcast: Chris Cox on Life After Facebook

Former Facebook bigwig Chris Cox has been busy. In March, Cox left his position as chief product officer of the social media giant, where he had overseen Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger. Since then, he’s taken on advising roles with an environmental data company and a political firm gearing up for a 2020 marketing campaign. He’s…
Pro Rata Podcast: Allbirds CEO on Amazon’s copycat strategy

Pro Rata Podcast: Allbirds CEO on Amazon’s copycat strategy

This site uses cookies to enhance your reading experience. By using this site, you consent to our use of cookies.OkayStoriesAmazon is known for watching what retail products gain traction on its platform and elsewhere and then creating similar products it can sell for less. Dan digs in with Joey Zwillinger, co-founder and CEO of Allbirds,…
Podcast: The 16-inch MacBook Pro is here (and so is our gift guide)!

Podcast: The 16-inch MacBook Pro is here (and so is our gift guide)!

Get ready for the holidays with an in depth look at Engadget's holiday gift guide! This week, editor in chief Dana Wollman joins Devindra to chat about how we pick the best gadget gifts and some of the wildest choices we've made. And of course, we find time to dive into the giant laptop in…
Gadget Lab Podcast: Facebook Rebrands, and Google Buys Fitbit

Gadget Lab Podcast: Facebook Rebrands, and Google Buys Fitbit

Given all the criticism, mistrust, and investigations that have been levied at Facebook in the past couple years, one might think that they would want to lie low for a while. Instead, Facebook has decided to rebrand to be as prominent as possible across the various apps it owns. In a similar flex of brand…
The Engadget Podcast: The streaming wars have begun

The Engadget Podcast: The streaming wars have begun

Apple TV+ just launched, Disney+ is on the way, and HBO Max is coming next year. This week on the Engadget Podcast, Devindra and Cherlynn explore why these companies are launching their own streaming services and what it all means for consumers. Are they actually worth subscribing to? Is there simply too much to watch?…

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Tenure announcement: April 2019

BREAKING NEWS: I’ve received tenure at Harvard! I want to thank all of the enemies that I had to destroy to achieve this great honor. Roger Davis at Princeton’s department of nutrition—you questioned my research on the efficacy of an all-Pop-Tart diet, but I am living proof that the diet works. Yes, I have nose…

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