Engadget Podcast: HBO to the Max

We explore why HBO Max needs a fresh start.


So long HBO Max, hello… Max? This week, Cherlynn and Devindra discuss Warner Bros. pivot away from the beleaguered HBO Max service, and towards something that unifies HBO and Discovery’s content. Does Max help, or hurt the HBO brand? And does the name even matter when people will always line up for the next Game of Thrones spin-off? Also, we dive into the NVIDIA RTX 4070, a champ of a mid-range GPU, as well as the latest from Elon Musk’s disastrous Twitter reign.

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  • Max (just Max) is replacing HBO Max – 1:34

  • NVIDIA’s RTX 4070 review: excellent at 1440p gaming, still pricey at $499 – 21:15

  • This week in Twitter mess: NPR and PBS quit Twitter over account labeling, AI project allegedly in the works – 23:03

  • Worker morale is low at Meta after layoffs – 27:57

  • Lo-fi girl is back, and she made a new synth wave friend – 30:40

  • AI Update: Stable Diffusion is already taking illustrator jobs in China – 32:34

  • Working on – 35:48

  • Pop culture picks – 37:44


Hosts: Cherlynn Low and Devindra Hardawar
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O'Brien
Livestream producers: Julio Barrientos
Graphic artists: Luke Brooks

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