Queens of the Drone Age

Queens of the Drone Age

How is technology impacting our lives, and the world? Catch up with your friends in tech as we share all the latest things we’ve learned and love about technology. Hosted by Angharad Yeo, Tegan Jones, Rae Johnston and Amanda Yeo, Queens of the Drone Age is a peek at the insider conversations happening amongst some of Australia’s top technology experts.

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October 20, 2021 24 min
Technology has gifted us with alternative ways to be laid to rest. From euthanasia rollercoasters and shovel buddies, to using your ashes to grow mushrooms - the Queens explore some of the cooler options for your mortal form's farewell. If death is a topic that you find uncomfortable or upsetting, we recommend skipping this episode. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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It's time to chat gadgets! Amanda has been up late watching the Dota 2 International, Rad has been using a new cycling app and Tegan has been playing with the new Nintendo Switch OLED. Meanwhile, Rae has blessed her household with her first microwave in a decade. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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October 13, 2021 29 min
From zippers and looms to polyester and smart shoes, the Queens are diving into the clothing technology we've tried, tested, love and loathe. Full show notes are available at the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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October 10, 2021 26 min
The gadget chat you've been waiting for - everything iPhone 13. From the intimidatingly enormous iPhone 13 Pro Max to the smol boi Mini, the Queens discuss what they like, don't like and which they think is the best one to chuck money at. Full show notes are available at the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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October 6, 2021 26 min
We’ve seen the trend of big phones, televisions, and computer monitors ebb and flow over the past few years. We lived through the era of phablets, and now we’re seeing behemoth 85” TV’s become a common size being offered. But is bigger actually better, scientifically (and personally)? Full show notes are available at the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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October 3, 2021 28 min
Amanda introduces the Queens to the action-adventure video game Kena: Bridge of Spirits, which somehow turns into a breakdown of Ghost (1990). Rae shows off the calendar tool that has changed her life, and Rad discovers a new use for...ball hair trimmers. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website. Queens of the Drone Age abides by the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics. Any advertising for the show is indepen...
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September 29, 2021 20 min
Sometimes, online can be a little overwhelming. But it's also a place we're often reliant on for an important part of our wellbeing - connecting with others. So where are the best places to go? What are the communities, apps, and social media accounts that are just beautifully wholesome, and always make you feel less...worse?  In this deep dive episode, the Queens reveal their personal online utopias. Full show notes (inclu...
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September 26, 2021 24 min
It's Apple Christmas, and in this episode Tegan reviews the shiny new iPad mini 6, detailing exactly why she has fallen deeply in love. Just don't call it a phablet. Then Rad reviews not one, but three sets of Oppo earbuds - the Enco Air, The Enco X and the Enco Free 2. And speaking of ears, we've been getting ads for an ear cleaning camera on TikTok....you can guess what happens next. Maybe. Full show notes are avai...
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September 19, 2021 37 min
Internet-based conspiracy theories, fridges, vacuums and even printers (in 2021?!) feature in this Queens Classic episode. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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September 12, 2021 32 min
The Queens get in the bin to talk e-waste. What big companies like Apple and Samsung are doing about the growing problem, and hungry little microorganisms might be able to help. Meanwhile, Rae tries the new Facebook x Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses and Tegan plays with a new De'Longhi manual coffee machine. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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September 5, 2021 39 min
The Queens look into the future of food production - including plant-based meat, insect flour and why you should check your soil before planting veggies. Meanwhile, Tegan tests the new Jabra Elite 3 earbuds, Rae uses Plex for social distance movie nights and Rad judges Apple's Spatial Audio. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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August 29, 2021 36 min
The Queens are coming at you with their Father's Day gift ideas, for whoever in your life deserves a treat. Meanwhile, Amanda checks out gorgeous Vietnamese indie game Hoa, Rad reviews some wireless charging stands and Tegan gets on the Apple Fitness+ hype train.  This episode was sponsored by Shure and Jands Australia. Read the full show notes over on the Queens of the Drone Age Website. Here's a list of all the stuff ...
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August 22, 2021 38 min
This week the Queens reveal their best online bargain hunting tips, from websites and browser extensions to visiting the decrepit bowels of Facebook Marketplace. Meanwhile: Rad has two laptops at once again, Amanda plays Humankind and Tegan tries the Car Next Door app. This episode was sponsored by Shure and Jands Australia. Read more of Amanda's opinions on Humankind While I've had good experiences with Car Next Door over ...
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August 15, 2021 39 min
Time is a cruel mistress, who will test a product unrelentingly and unforgivingly. In this episode, the Queens chat about their long term experience with some tech they've been using for a while. We're calling it a 'six monthie'. Meanwhile, Rae discovers anti-procrastination app that could save the planet, Rad gets into lockdown photography, and Amanda hacks a treadmill in the most luddite way possible. This episode...
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August 8, 2021 38 min
The Queens reflect on remote working tech - both at home and in the stars. Meanwhile, Rad gets a fancy colour calibration tool, Rae gets married in Stardew Valley, Amanda boards the Monster Train and Tegan becomes a Sims 4 sociopath in order to bankroll her Cottagecore dreams. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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August 1, 2021 39 min
The Queens dive into some incredible Olympics tech from the past and present, including a sparkly basketball robot and banned swimming suits. Meanwhile, Rad plays with duelling ASUS laptops and Tegan plays with LEGO while dobbing in a free Netflix app. Full show notes are available at the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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July 25, 2021 37 min
The Queens explore the world of tech...for our pets. What works, what doesn't and what we wish we had - from automatic treat dispensers and barking alert devices to TV streaming services and auto-cleaning kitty litter trays. Also: Rae gets obnoxious in lockdown with a portable speaker, Rad finds the most supple cord on a pair of headphones, and Amanda looks deeper into irradiated food.  Full show notes are available at the Que...
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July 18, 2021 36 min
The Queens explore retro-futurism, including a 'house of the future' from 1950s Disneyland, electro-shock haircuts, Lunar Olympics and what the 1890s thought VR cycling might look like. Plus: Rae gets excited over a bacteria-killing earbuds case, Rad gets real specific about the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and Tegan ruins Microsoft's Clippy.  Full show notes can be found at the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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July 11, 2021 38 min
The Queens are back with some weird as heck medical tech - from using frogs as pregnancy tests to a wellness toilet that analyses your poop. Plus: Amanda got the jab, Rae found a cheap ring light, Tegan played some co-op games (kind of), and Rad fell in love with a mouse. Full notes are available at the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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June 27, 2021 41 min
This week the Queens are getting ripped. Amanda tries some exercise games, and Rae tests a health app that doesn't make you feel bad about yourself. They also all have some very strong opinions about Peloton. Meanwhile, Tegan is sent some 5G Gin, and Amanda gets a very special new shirt. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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