Gadget bloggers! What do they know? Do they know things? Let’s find out! Here’s all the episodes from our Circuit Breaker Live show, streaming on Twitter every Tuesday at 4pm ET!
Jul 12, 2018
eBay is giving out a free Google Home Mini smart speaker if you check out with more than $119 worth of items in your cart. Normally a $49 value, the smallest and cheapest Google Home is currently discounted to $34 on the Google Store and elsewhere in the lead-up to Amazon Prime Day. Clearly Google’s marking it down aggressively in hopes of chipping away at Amazon’s lead with Alexa and the Echo Dot.Read Article >
To get your free Home Mini, add one to your cart from Google’s official eBay page. Make sure that your cart has at least $119 worth of products (not counting the cost of the Home Mini) when you check out, then input the code “PMINI4FREE.” You should then see the value of the Google Home Mini removed from your cart total.
Apr 17, 2018
Season two of Circuit Breaker Live is almost over, so you have to enjoy the show while you still can. Nilay’s wife Becky had a baby, so he’ll be streaming it live at home, just like you. His baby is going to learn about gadgets, just like you, too. As always, we’ll be live at 4PM ET on The Verge’s YouTube channel. Paul and I will be hosting this episode where we’ll talk with Chaim Gartenberg about Nintendo Switch projectors.Read Article >
Sean O’Kane will join us later to talk about his review of the Light L16 camera, which just looks awesome. Then, finally, Jake Kastrenakes will show us Ikea’s new Bluetooth speaker, the Enemy. We’ll probably marvel at its design. Oh, and a special Verge West Coast guest will be on the show, too, to speculate about Android P and what that P means. Tune in at the embed above or the link here.
Feb 20, 2018
Today’s Circuit Breaker Live is going to be a good time. As a reminder, we’re on every Tuesday starting at 4PM ET, and the archived version lives on our YouTube page until the end of time. (That’s today at 4PM ET!) Today’s show has everything you could want: iPods, connected toothbrushes, and lots of iPad adjacent accessories, like a geiger counter that connects to your headphone jack. Yes!Read Article >
We might even update our firmware or struggle to pair a gadget over Bluetooth. It’s Circuit Breaker Live, we can’t guarantee that all these gadgets will work perfectly.
Feb 13, 2018
Hello, world. It’s Tuesday, which means we’ve got another Circuit Breaker Live episode for you. Today we’re going to check out a bunch of wireless gadgets, like earbuds and wireless charging pads. We hate wires today. Then I, Ashley Carman, will come on the show to demo Hasbro’s new Iron Man AR experience. Yes, I will continue to call it an experience.Read Article >
We go live at 4PM ET on our YouTube channel — http://www.youtube.com/theverge — but we’ll also post the archived video here tomorrow if you miss the first showing. You can revisit us forever. Make sure you ask us questions in the live chat, as we’re going to save time to address them all. We’ll also try to answer questions we missed next week, so please, ask questions!
Feb 6, 2018
You told us, and we listened: we’re taking Circuit Breaker Live, everyone’s favorite live gadget show, to YouTube. It’ll be live on Tuesdays at 4PM ET, starting today. This week, we’ll be playing with the DJI Mavic Air, the Polaroid POP camera, and... something else. I can’t tell you yet, but it’ll be cool. I promise.Read Article >
Click right here to open the show page on YouTube, and hit that reminder button so you won’t miss it.
Jan 12, 2018
Another CES has come and gone, we finally made it everyone. We had a blast scouring for all the crazy gadgets from the show floor, and showing the best of what we found on Circuit Breaker Live. For our last episode, we gave out The Verge Awards for categories like “Best Robot” and “Most CES”, which you can see for yourself! This is our last episode for a while, but we can’t wait to do it again.Read Article >
If you want to relive the good times, watch the full episode above, and check out our Storystream below for all the other episodes!
Jan 11, 2018
We’re almost nearing the end of CES, which can’t come soon enough. Just kidding! We love CES, despite the flooding and power outages. We’re in it for the gadgets, baby. Yesterday’s episode of Circuit Breaker Live had a very HighQuality guest, none other than HQ’s Scott Rogowsky! Plus, Ashley brought us more crowdfunded gadgets she found from the show floor, like the Moodo “scent DJ” and the latest craze after raw water, water pods! So hip. Then Lauren came on to show off an extremely dubious sleep mask, and Paul came by to with the Wonder Workshop Cue, a robot with personality.Read Article >
Today’s episode is our last from CES, so don’t miss it! You can tune in at live.twitter.com/ces to watch it happen live at 5pm ET and tweet at us using the #CircuitBreakerLive hashtag. And as always, if you can’t watch it live, check back on theverge.com for the full episode tomorrow.
Jan 10, 2018
CES is still happening, and we're still doing Circuit Breaker Live on Twitter. Yesterday's episode was truly a gadget bonanza with talking robots, smart displays, and drum pads. You can watch the full episode above. But if you want to catch us live on Twitter, you still can! We'll be airing again today at 5PM ET / 2PM PT.Read Article >
Today we'll have a second round of pod gadgets, an AR video game demo, and a coding robot for kids. I'm not going to promise a bonanza, but it'll probably be something like a bonanza.
Jan 9, 2018
CES is bonkers, and yesterday’s Circuit Breaker Live was just as bonkers. We had a flying drone, we had robots, we replaced an iPhone battery, and we even had a real live Sam Sheffer at the Hype Podium. If you happened to miss it, you can catch the replay right here, right now. Congratulations.Read Article >
And if you want to catch today’s episode, it’s not too late! We go live on Twitter at 2PM PST, which is 5PM EST. We’ll have more robots, a weird new interface, and of course more Sam Sheffer. Make sure to send your questions to #circuitbreakerlive to get them answered live on the show. Also make sure to bring an umbrella: it’s raining in Vegas!
Dec 19, 2017
We’ve spent a wonderful three months together, but our time comes to an end this week with the final episode of Circuit Breaker Live — at least until CES, a distant three weeks from now, when we’ll be flooded with more gadgets than we know what to do with.Read Article >
But we still have plenty to talk about before the new year. On this week’s episode, Ashley Carman is on to highlight some of this year’s odder phone cases (there’s a stun gun), I’m around to talk about the Echo Spot and Amazon’s obsession with putting cameras all over your house, and we take a final look through The Verge’s gift guide to discuss some last minute favorites. Plus, we take some questions. Lots and lots of questions.
Dec 12, 2017
Update 12/13/17: This post has been updated with the full episode.Read Article >
Hey, you! Yes, you. Did you know we do a live gadget show on Twitter? It's called Circuit Breaker Live, and we've been doing the thing since October. Every Tuesday at 4PM we go live on Twitter right here. Today, we're doing that again. Your hosts Paul Miller and Ashley Carman, who's subbing in for Nilay Patel, will lead you through the world of gadgetry with whimsy and wonder.
Dec 6, 2017
Update 12/6/17: This article has been updated with the full episode above.Read Article >
Another Tuesday is upon us, and yes, another episode of Circuit Breaker Live is here, too. We'll be live today at 4PM ET at our usual spot on Twitter with your hosts Paul Miller and Ashley Carman (that's me!), who is subbing in for Nilay Patel.
Nov 29, 2017
Circuit Breaker Live was on Twitter this week not once, but twice! What a treat!Read Article >
Yesterday, Jake Kastrenakes was on to show us the future of holograms with the HoloPlayer One; Sean O'Kane brought the Pixel Buds on-air with a live translation demo; and Chaim Gartenberg brought a bevy of strange phones for us to gawk at.
Nov 27, 2017
It’s Cyber Monday, and that means deals, deals, deals! But if we’re being honest with each other, all these deals can get pretty overwhelming. And that’s where our experts come in!Read Article >
We had a very special episode of Circuit Breaker Live today, with Ashley and Paul taking calls from real-life viewers like you to help them through their Cyber Monday dilemmas! Our resident Deals Expert Chaim was around too, to school us on all the deals he’s been tracking since the beginning of November. If you weren’t around at 9AM ET to watch the show live on Twitter, we’ve got you covered. You can watch the full episode above, and commiserate with your fellow shoppers who called and tweeted with their questions.
Nov 22, 2017
Hey there. How you feeling? Ready to regret that fourth slice of pie tomorrow and then follow it up with some shopping on Monday? Same. I know we're all going to be working through lots of feelings these next few days, and Circuit Breaker Live is here to help you. We're back!Read Article >
Paul Miller, Ashley Carman (that's me), and Chaim Gartenberg will be live on Twitter at 9AM ET for a special Cyber Monday edition of the gadget show. Click here to join. This episode won't have any wacky gadget demos, but it will have deals. Chaim is our resident Deal Expert, so he'll jump into the conversation with breaking deals while Paul and I help you sort out your purchase-related feelings. Feeling down that you're looking for new headphones because your old ones were your favorites? Or maybe you're conflicted because you love both Microsoft and Apple, but don't know how to make the decision between a MacBook or a Surface Book.
Nov 15, 2017
Our Circuit Breaker Live Twitter show was yesterday, and it was great! People tweeted questions at us with #CircuitBreakerLive, and we answered them on-air! It was a real collaborative effort.Read Article >
Nilay, Jake, and Paul compared all the best TV streaming options and found a shocking truth about the Samsung SmartThings Link; I brought out my headless robotic son and scared Nilay with my other robotic daughter; and Chaim revealed to us the wonderful world of e-paper.
Nov 8, 2017
It’s time to take a look at some more gadgets. We had a whole bunch of them ready for Circuit Breaker Live yesterday, which streams on Twitter at 4PM ET / 1PM PT every Tuesday.Read Article >
On this episode, we had Megan Farokhmanesh talking about the Xbox One X, Ashley Carman on to demo some strange wearable speakers (including a hat speaker and, my personal favorite, a neck speaker), and Chaim Gartenberg joining us to discuss the best wireless charger to get for your new iPhone (or your old Android device).
Nov 1, 2017
We’ve got our first review of the iPhone X on the site, and we’re currently taking all your questions and updating with answers. And guess what? We answered a bunch of those questions on Circuit Breaker Live, the show that we do every Tuesday at 4PM ET on Twitter. That was yesterday! You can watch the full episode above and finally get all the answers to age-old questions like, “How obstructive is the notch?” and “Will my iPhone X charge faster if I use both Qi and Lightning?”Read Article >
We also took a look at the latest iPad, Surface Pro, and Pixelbook and how they compared to each other as drawing tablets. It was a stylus shootout of sorts!
Oct 25, 2017
Welcome back to Circuit Breaker Live: the not-quite live edition. In case you missed our show yesterday — it streams live on Twitter every Tuesday at 4PM ET / 1PM PT — we’ve recorded the whole thing and have it ready for playback above. This week, we have Ashley Carman discussing the instant camera revival, Lauren Goode talking about the Apple Watch Series 3 and other wearables, and myself testing out some of the latest smart speakers, including the brand new Echo.Read Article >
The show is every bit as good today as it was on Tuesday. Just don’t expect a live response when you tweet at us. You’ll have to wait until next week.
Oct 18, 2017
Hello! It's your good friend and confidant, Paul Miller. It's my pleasure to inform you that Circuit Breaker Live, the live show we do every Tuesday on Twitter, was live. Yesterday. On Twitter. But we get it, not everybody can catch the live broadcast, so we’ve posted the recording here for your viewing pleasure.Read Article >
This week Dieter Bohn was on (in person!) to talk about Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, Ashley Carman introduced us to some enormous and aggressive Bluetooth speakers, and Dan Seifert explained our pick for the best laptop you can buy.
Oct 11, 2017
Yes, Circuit Breaker Live is a live show, and it’s shot live, and you can watch it live. But we get it, you can’t always be there, at circuitbreaker.twitter.com at 4PM ET on a Tuesday, where you can find Circuit Breaker Live for the next couple months. So we’ve got you covered and have recorded the latest episode for you to watch at your leisure.Read Article >
On this week’s show, we fly some drones with Ben Popper, dive deep into #podlife with Ashley Carman, and test out some of the best Bluetooth speakers with Chaim Gartenberg. Our passion for pods comes second only to our passion for headphone jacks, so get ready for an impassioned broadcast. (RIP Juicero.)
Oct 4, 2017
We did a Circuit Breaker show! It was live, on Twitter, and we're going to do it again next week. Live! On Twitter. But, in case you missed it when it aired yesterday (Tuesdays at 4PM EDT, in case you want to mark it on your calendar), we have the whole show recorded and you can watch it right here, right now. Or whenever you'd like.Read Article >
This week we played with the iPhone 8, Megan Farokhmanesh showed us the SNES Classic, and Ashley Carman had Sphero's latest robots to share. There was even a hashtag for people to tweet at us during the show, so you could tell how seriously live it was. Anyway, enjoy, and see you next week. Tuesday. 4PM.
Oct 2, 2017
Do you love gadgets? And people talking about gadgets? And unscripted gadget demos that flirt with the possibility of complete disaster?Read Article >
Well, we’ve got a show for you. We’re taking Circuit Breaker, The Verge’s gadget blog, and bringing it to Twitter as an hour-long weekly live show. Paul Miller, Ashley Carman, Jake Kastrenakes, Chaim Gartenberg, and I will be putting as many gadgets as we can on screen, taking your questions, and generally causing as much gadget-related chaos as we can, every Tuesday at 4PM ET.