Gadget Lab Podcast: AirPods Professional, Sensible Speaker Privateness

The best way we take heed to audio has advanced with expertise. Headphones, as soon as cumbersome skull-huggers that saved us plugged into a tool, are going more and more wi-fi. The simplicity makes it straightforward to put on your AirPods for hours at a time, and with the noise-canceling function of the newly launched Professional mannequin, you possibly can block out much more of the skin world. Inside our houses, good assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant sit prepared and ready to pay attention and report snippets of our lives, even once we don’t desire them to. On this week’s episode of The Gadget Lab, Mike, Lauren, and Arielle check out the methods we use tech to pay attention, and the way our tech listens to us.

Present Notes

You possibly can learn Lauren’s story concerning the new AirPods Professional right here. Learn Lily Hay Newman’s story about hold your good assistant voice recordings non-public right here.


Mike recommends the Los Angeles Occasions podcast This is California: The Battle of 187. Lauren recommends NPR’s Up First podcast. Arielle recommends the wild tale of an Airbnb rip-off ring from VICE’s Allie Conti.

Lauren Goode could be discovered on Twitter @LaurenGoode. Arielle Pardes is @pardesoteric. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the principle hotline at @GadgetLab. Our theme tune is by Solar Keys.

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