Google Podcasts can finally auto-download new podcast episodes

Google Podcasts is slowly developing into a proper podcast app with the addition of new — and some would say, basic and expected — features already available in many competing products. With the most recent update, Google Podcasts can now be set to automatically download the newest episodes in the podcasts you listen to, eliminating the need to manually find … Continue reading

What we’re listening to: ‘The Comedian’s Comedian’ and ‘Up First’

In this month's installment of our audio IRL, we're back to podcasts. Senior Editor Daniel Cooper explains why Stuart Goldsmith's show is a delight and Senior News Editor Billy Steele expresses gratitude for the short pod that keeps him up to speed o...

Google search surfaces podcast episodes, but not by topic (yet)

Back in March, we caught wind of a small-scale Google test that surfaced individual podcast episodes in Search results. Today, that Google Podcasts functionality is rolling out to Search on both desktop and iOS. This, importantly, is a way for iOS users to tap into Google Podcasts, as the company still hasn’t launched the official app for that particular platform. … Continue reading

Google Search adds AR and big Lens upgrades

Google is going to start displaying search results in augmented reality, the company announced today at its I/O 2019 developers conference. "Sometimes what's most helpful in understanding the world," Google CEO Sundar Pichai said on stage, "is being...

Recommended Reading: The cost of Fortnite’s success

How Fortnite's success led to months of intense crunch at Epic Games Colin Campbell, Polygon There have been a few stories recently about intense work conditions, or crunch, at studios making high-profile titles. Earlier this month we read about A...