Static Podcast with Lifehacker, Gizmodo & Kotaku Australia

Where we take a moment with the brains behind the words at Lifehacker, Gizmodo and Kotaku Australia to chat about the stories that have captured our attention.
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Static Podcast with Lifehacker, Gizmodo & Kotaku Australia




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Jun 22, 2016

E3 highlights, the lifespan of tech, brand loyalty plus we answer your question: what will the real benefits of high speed internet be? Plus Edward Snowden talks national policy, privacy and protection for whistleblowers.

Jun 15, 2016

Video game movies, Facebook messenger, the ins and outs of jury duty plus we answer your question: should kids be learning to code in primary school?

Plus we interview iconic disaster movie director Roland Emmerich about Independence Day: Resurgence and what it takes to make a great disaster film.

In this episode of Static, host Rae Johnston is joined by Gizmodo Australia's Amanda Yeo, Lifehacker Australia's Spandas Lui and Hayley Williams from Kotaku Australia.

Jun 8, 2016

Video game review scores, gadgets that are listening to you, cheap date ideas and we answer your question: how do you make a podcast?

Plus we interview cosplayer Ardella about how dressing up in costumes can relate to your identity. 


May 30, 2016

Tech pranks, can a relationship survive different video game preferences, annoying Facebook groups and we answer your question about cross-platform gaming.

Plus: We interview Bioscientist and Medicinal Cannabis Advocate Dr Stuart Washer.

Apr 13, 2016

It's Static's Greatest Hits! Our favorite segments from seasons one and two, we chat about That Dragon, Cancer, sourdough made from vaginal yeast, e-Sports in Australia and feelings about hoverboards.

Also, we find out: is it legal to sunbathe naked, be fired for being overweight or smash a car window to save a pet in an overheating car?

Plus - we chat to prominent string theorist Professor Brian Greene.

In this episode of Static, host Rae Johnston is joined by Kotaku Australia's Mark Serrels and Alex Walker, Lifehacker Australia's Chris Jager and Spandas Lui, Campbell Simpson and Hayley Williams from Gizmodo Australia and Early morning Editor Amanda Yeo.


Mar 30, 2016

Games for good, letting the internet decide things for you, and we answer your question: are smartwatches worth it?

Mar 23, 2016

Finding the motivation to get healthy, the good the bad and the illegal of 3D printing, is it legal to give your child a stupid name and we answer your question: at what age should you introduce your kids to video games?




Mar 16, 2016

The best Easer Eggs in video games, ridiculous gadgets for the home, a handy lifehack for cosplayers and we answer your question: when will Indies take over the gaming world?



Mar 9, 2016

Emotional attachment to gadgets, eyeball tattooing and monitoring your children’s online habits.

Plus, we answer your question: which Virtual Reality tech is most likely to succeed, and is the market big enough for more than one?

Mar 2, 2016

Online scams, the resurgence of tabletop games, the pros and cons of going off-grid and we explore: are video games really good for you? We also answer your question: Is Googling everything a risk to your online security?

Feb 23, 2016

When movies are too real, tech company screw ups, the pros and cons of early access games and is it legal to sunbake naked, be fired for being overweight or to smash a window to save an animal in a hot car? We also answer your question: is it possible to love on nothing but pizza, and still live a healthy life?

Feb 16, 2016

Sex in videogames, Pornhub gaming, using tech to cheat at sports and what to do if your Facebook is hacked. We also answer your question about what gadgets might be lurking in Chewbacca's bandoleer. 

Feb 11, 2016

Facebook friends, why do people line up for stuff, the pros and cons of open plan offices, and you ask us - what's the nerdiest way to ask someone out on a date?

We also chat to Stef Dawson, best known as Annie Cresta from The Hunger Games.

Feb 1, 2016

Netflix, crowdfunding, games that hit you on an emotional level, and we ask --- have we reached peak superhero? We also chat to Greg Van Borssuum, stunt co-ordinator on Mad Max: Fury Road about the dangers of what he does and working with Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy.

Dec 29, 2015

The games, gadgets, movies and science stories that most caught our attention in 2015. The best and worst. We also chat with American theoretical physicist and string theorist, professor Brian Greene.

Dec 14, 2015

Hoverboards, iconic weapons in video games, how listening to Taylor Swift makes Chinese food taste better, and this week's #StaticPodcast listener question: are collector's editions worth the money? We also chat to the Sphero team about the technology behind creating the Star Wars BB8 drone as a real life gadget -- plus science action man, Dr. Chris Gillies, tells us about the part we can all play in marine conservation. 


Dec 8, 2015

Resurrecting the dead with science, using code and gadgets to automate your job, deciding your favourite video game of all time, the effects of not sleeping and we talk to Gus Sorola from Rooster Teeth.

Dec 1, 2015

Alien structures, endless runner video games, Uber for helicopters, gadgets that shoot fireballs from your hands, sourdough made from vaginal yeast and science, and why is it so hard to look after ourselves? Also featuring a Lifehacker Taste Test of a new hot sauce made from Scorpion and Bird's Eye chillies that claims it'll make you change your bed sheets. 

Nov 24, 2015

Australian esports games, gendered toys, Star Wars Battefront, the best movie gadgets, tipping wait staff and artisanal salami made from celebrity DNA and science. 

Nov 17, 2015

Black hole science, Star Wars, cancer research, Fallout 4, cable management strategies and gadgets.... plus: bacon!

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