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82 minutes | 12 days ago
Not Too Good To Be True – This is Only a Test 576 – 11/19/20
Duocast this week! Kishore and Norm break down the reviews of Apple's new M1-based Macbooks, review the incredible documentary film In & Of Itself, recap this past week's Mandalorian, and lay out our hopes for Black Friday. Plus, an explanation of the recent vaccine news in a Moment of Science, and a bonus interview with our very own Darrell Maloney about mSLA 3D printing!
76 minutes | 18 days ago
Enter the Apple M1 – This is Only a Test 575 – 11/12/20
The long prophesied day has finally arrived--Apple this week announced three new computers that run on its new ARM-based M1 processor, and we dive into their configurations and discuss how the transition to ARM could affect new Mac buyers.
40 minutes | 25 days ago
Feel Good Special Episode – This is Only a Test 574 – 11/5/20
There's a lot of stressful stuff happening in the world this week, so the gang finds solace in checking in on each other this week to talk about more cheerful things in life.
83 minutes | a month ago
3080 Achieved – This is Only a Test 573 – 10/29/20
Kishore gets a surprise delivery during the recording of this episode--his new gaming PC!
102 minutes | a month ago
How Long is a Quibi – This is Only a Test 572 – 10/22/20
Will sits in the third chair this week to talk about his recent hunt for a future-proof TV, testing the GeForce 3080 graphics card, and the benefits of gaming on 360Hz monitors.
77 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 571 – Merry Questmas – 10/15/20
What a week for gear! Jeremy and Norm get on Zoom right after Apple's iPhone 12 keynote event to break down the new lineup of iPhones for this year and the tech introduced alongside them. From 5nm chip manufacturing to Apple's ProRAW photo format, here's what we're excited about from this year's phones. Plus, Quest 2 is finally out in the world!
88 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 570 – Most Underrated Captain – 10/8/20
Norm checks in from the road this week as we talk about our first long range trip in months, one week of playing Star Wars Squadrons, Star Trek cast members reuniting, and the impending iPhone annoucnement event. Plus, what the heck is going on with Spider-Man in the MCU? That and more as we get excited for the launch of Quest 2 in just a week!
72 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 569 – To HOTAS or Not HOTAS – 10/1/20
This week, Jeremy and Norm are joined by former colleague Dan Stapleton, the Executive Editor of Reviews at IGN. We talk about the review process for the upcoming Star Wars: Squadrons and break down our thoughts of the game as the review embargo lifts. Plus, more Marvel tv show news, an incredible Mandalorian playset, and Amazon's drone security camera. Thanks to Dan for guesting on the show!
74 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 568 – Gradual, Imperceptible Change – 9/24/20
We have a full crew this week to review the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, unpack John Carmack's talk about the Oculus Quest 2, and dive into the science of Tesla's battery day news. Plus, Norm dons a Hololens 2 and shares some impressions, and we blitz through a whirlwind of pop culture updates.
75 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 567 – Take of Two Keynotes – 9/17/20
Jeremy and Norm discuss in-depth the two big tech stories this week: Quest 2 being announced at Facebook Connect and Apple's new iPad and Watch event. We answer questions viewers have about the Quest 2 and brace ourselves for a holiday season of new hardware launches. And just as we finish recording, Sony drops the PlayStation 5 pricing and release dates!
81 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 566 – Where The Air is Sweet – 9/10/20
We're joined by science communicator Trace Dominguez this week to discuss the state of the west coast wildfires and what's making the sky turn orange in the Bay Area. Kishore recaps the virtual panels of DragonCon, and Norm wonders how a big budget Dune gets approved. Plus, pricing for next-gen consoles, augmented reality Mario Kart, and the science of brain-machine interfaces. Thanks to Jeff for making this week's theme music!
78 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 565 -BFGPU – 9/3/20
This week, we talk about Nvidia's long-awaited 3000-series graphics card announcement, Netflix's plan to adapt the Three Body Problem, LEGO's first collaboration with IKEA, and debate the merits of rotoscoping over stop-motion animation. Plus, a new Marvel-themed pinball machine and the hype for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond! Thanks to Chloe for making this week's theme music!
71 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 564 – Enter the Fandome – 8/27/20
We break down all the announcments from DC's Fandome event from this past weekend, including the reveal of the new Batman! Plus, Netflix's comforting gaming documentary, the latest in Epic vs. Apple, and the big change for Oculus' annual developer conference. Thanks to Rick in Vermont for making this week's intro music!
84 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 563 – Cabinet Battle – 8/20/20
Epic takes on Apple in the biggest tech story this week, as the team explains the conflict in a mock trial with advocates for both parties. What's actually at stake for users and developers? Plus, the response to Oculus's terms of service updates, the state of Covid testing, and how a shuffle button would and should work on Netflix. Thanks to Chip McDonald for composing this week's intro music! Keep them coming!
77 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 562 – Lower Decks – 8/13/20
It's just Norm and Jeremy this week to discuss the wave of Microsoft product news, including the Surface Duo launch, Halo Infinite delay, and xcloud on iOS. We also have differing opinions about the new Star Trek Lower Decks show, and our hopes for the VR port of the Hitman trilogy. All that and more on a reverse-order show! Thanks to @lessreverb for creating this week's theme music!
98 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 561 – Disney Double Dipping – 8/6/20
This week, we talk about Disney's decision to release Mulan for purchase on Disney+ and what that may mean for future wide releases while theaters are closed. We also talk about LEGO's grand piano set, PlayStation controllers, and the idea of an Oculus Quest Pro. Plus, Kishore explains the vaccination testing process in an extended moment of science!
77 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 560 – Mars Rover Has a Friend – 7/30/20
We're going reverse order this week, but kick things off with anticipation for the impending launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover slated for early Thursday, and its kit of high-tech gear being sent offworld. We discuss the Oculus headset photo leak, our hopes for Tales from Galaxy's Edge, the Xbox games showcase, and major takeaways from last week's Comic-Con at home. Thanks to Maskil for making our awesome heavy metal theme this week!
74 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 559 – Dropping Frames, Dropping Calls – 7/23/20
On the eve of San Diego Comic-Con at home and the Xbox Games Showcase, we check in to talk about our recent projects upgrading home theater sound systems and building a new PC. We discuss Netflix's big bet on spy thriller franchise, the fate of Tenet, and the significance of 4K 60fps games on next-gen consoles. Plus, what's up with that Oculus Quest render that's been posted online. Thanks to Alex for creating this week's theme music!
87 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 558 – LEGO's Big Flex – 7/16/20
We're back after a short break and catch up on big news in the worlds of LEGO, Star Trek, and VR. The gang discusses the different reactions to the Hamilton film, and Norm gushes over two behind-the-scenes documentaries that put a spotlight on high stakes creative endeavors. Plus, a science update on the state of Covid, and the VR mintue!
116 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 557 – Apple Gets Fully Armed – 6/25/20
So much to cover this week as we recap the big annoucements from Apple's virtual WWDC keynote, their impending shift to ARM architecture Mac computers, and the gameplay details of Star Wars: Squadrons. Plus, surprise Batman casting rumors, Mixer shutting down, and a farewell to the Oculus Go headset!
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