After a three-month hiatus, the Gadget Lab podcast is back with a new co-host: WIRED senior writer David Pierce steps up to the mic for the first time this week. He’s been a part of our team since January, but he only very recently relocated from New York to San Francisco. Now that he’s a California resident, he joins Michael Calore in the WIRED meatspace studio as the new permanent co-host on the show. Give him a hand!
Discussion this week centers around David’s Apple Watch feature story—which you should read if you haven’t already because it’s great—and the Amazon Dash Button, which we honestly thought was an April Fool’s joke when it was announced this week. It is legit, and you can’t blame anyone for thinking otherwise because Amazon just loves surreal tech. The hosts also talk about hybrid cars and gas-guzzling vans.