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February 01, 2020

Feel overwhelmed by the never-ending waves of technology news? Let The Wall Street Journal's technology columnists help. Join David Pierce, Joanna Stern and Christopher Mims every Friday as they talk about the most important tech trends -- and why you should care.

Episodes with Smash Notes

Our Amazon beat reporter, Laura Stevens, joins David, Joanna and Christopher to talk about the retail giant's future-headquarters reality show, but not before the gang explains the difference between a MacBook Air and an iPad Pro. Finally, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman stops by to talk about corporate challenges, smartphone cameras and parenting.

David, Joanna and Christopher confess their bad device habits, and share their homespun remedies. Then reporter Deepa Seetharaman joins in to explain the turmoil at Facebook Inc. on the eve of the midterms. Finally, David gazes into our future with the Google executives who run the internet giant's augmented and virtual reality program.

In our first episode, David, Joanna and Christopher debate the best iPhones (and Android options) then pull in a special guest to talk about food-delivery drones. To wrap up the show, David catches up with James Dyson to find out why he's refocusing his vacuum empire to address environmental concerns. "I'm not a petrol head," he says.

Coming this fall: The Wall Street Journal is offering a fresh way to look at technology. Join columnists David Pierce, Joanna Stern and Christopher Mims each week as they debate what you really need to know.