Episode 50 🎉: 50 Shades Of The Fiefdoms

It’s our 50th episode spectacular! 🎉 Sadiq and Cristian talk about what they did in the first episode, which is every major tech company and where they stand today.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so much for being apart of this journey with us.

CW: Kids these days jokes, SystemD, browser discourse.

Show Notes:

00:01:00 – Follow Up
00:03:50 – Timeshade (?)
00:06:04 – Apple
00:32:54 – Google
00:49:41 – Microsoft

Follow Up:

The Timeshade:

  • Domain Creation Date: 2015-04-25T02:27:36Z
  • First episode came out July 14, 2015

State Of The Fiefdoms Part Two:

  • Apple
  • Google
    • We’re not as in love with them as we once were.
  • Microsoft
    • A surprising comeback play.

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Episode 49: A National ID For Gamers

Sadiq and Cristian talk about chat apps, design, privacy, and loot boxes. It’s Shades Of Brown bingo!

Show Notes:

00:00:51 – How WeChat Came to Rule China
00:10:48 – Apple Delaying iOS Features To Focus On Stability
00:26:19 – Microsoft Letting Users View Windows 10 Telemetry Data As Raw JSON
00:34:20 – Xbox Games Pass To Get First Party Exclusives On Launch
00:40:30 – D.Va’s Pro Gamer Past Just Got A Clarification

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Episode 48: Tide Pods Are Free Speech

Sadiq and Cristian talk about YouTube for 40 minutes.

Content Warning: Suicide, Bigotry, Politics

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Episode 47: CES Is Terrible

Sadiq and Cristian make fun of CES for half an hour, and then they talk about Final Fantasy 15 and Tacoma.

Show Notes:

00:00:58 – CES 2018
00:30:03 – Final Fantasy 15 (no spoilers)
00:38:35 – Final Fantasy 15 (spoilers)
00:46:12 – Tacoma (no spoilers)
00:47:49 – Tacoma (Spoilers)

CES 2018:

Assistants are all over the place:

VR:

WTF:

Sadiq talks about networks:

Final Fantasy 15:

  • On PSN and Xbox Live, surprisingly does not have a Switch port

Tacoma:

  • Available on Steam
  • Spoiler free overview
  • AIs, holograms, labour politics

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Episode 46: Microblogs

Sadiq and Cristian follow up on the Apple Battery Debacle from last week, talk about Google’s still developing OS Fuchsia, and we take a look at a new open standards based social network, micro.blog.

Show Notes:

00:00:27 – iPhone Battery Replacement Program
00:03:26 – Google’s experimental Fuchsia OS can now run on the Pixelbook
00:09:49 – Micro.Blog

Apple Followup:

Google News:

micro.blog:

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Episode 45: It’s “bump in the whip” Dad!

Cristian and Sadiq talk Google fighting fragmentation, Apple throttling iPhones, Apple taking a page from Microsoft’s book, and we talk albums of the year.

Show Notes:

00:00:11 – Google requiring new apps submitted to the Play Store to target the most recent OS
00:06:14 – Apple throttling iPhone CPU speeds when the battery starts to decrease in potential charge
00:17:28 – Apple merging iOS and macOS UI frameworks
00:30:29 – Our music of the year

Google News:

Apple News:

Our Music Of The Year:

Cristian:

  • Young Martha EP – Young Thug, DJ Carnage
  • Virtual Self EP – Virtual Self
  • 4EVA is a mighty long time – Big Krit
  • Rainbow – Kesha
  • CTRL – SZA
  • RINA – Rina Sawayama

Sadiq:

  • DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
  • SATURATION II – BROCKHAMPTON
  • 4:44 – Jay-Z
  • SYRE – Jaden Smith
  • EP2 – Yaeji
  • Without Warning – 21 Savage, Offset, Metro Boomin
  • Destiny 2 OST – Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson, Rotem Moav, Pieter Schlosser

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Episode 44: Loot Box Discourse Is The New Chat App Discourse

This week on Shades Of Brown we talk about the iMac Pro, drama surrounding Destiny 2, and we talk about our top games of 2017.

Show Notes:

00:00:00 – iMac Pro
00:16:00 – Destiny 2 Curse Of Osiris Discourse
00:36:09 – Our Games Of The Year

iMac Pro

Destiny 2

Games of the Year (That Which We Played) 2017

Sadiq’s list

  • NieR: Automata
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • The Uncharted series

Cristian’s list

  • Halo Wars 2
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda

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Episode 43: Americans And Their Hamburger Discourse

This week on Shades Of Brown we talk lots about software updates. Apple had a software update cycle, as did Google. We also discuss the state of Apple’s software quality. Microsoft announced new Windows 10 on ARM devices and Amazon and Google are fighting in a nasty way. Plus Cristian reviews the Xbox One X.

Show Notes:

00:00:13 – macOS Root Bug
00:03:16 – iOS 11.2 and Dategate
00:11:17 – tvOS 11.2
00:12:58 – watchOS 4.2
00:19:14 – Android Oreo 8.1 and Android Go
00:25:54 – Google banning lockscreen ads on the Play Store
00:32:13 – Chrome is going to stop allowing third party extension injections
00:34:20 – Windows 10 ARM Devices Announced
00:36:44 – Google removing YouTube from Fire TV devices
00:44:23 – Cristian got an Xbox One X

Updates:

News:

Xbox One X Review

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Episode 42: Loss Of Connectivity

This week on Shades Of Brown we talk about new features in Windows 10, Cristian takes a look at Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, and Sadiq talks about his time without internet connectivity last weekend.

Show Notes:

00:00:00 – Hello!
00:00:30 – Windows 10 Insider Build Features
00:22:05 – Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
00:33:36 – Sadiq’s Weekend Without Internet

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Episode 41: Stop Using Google Chrome

This weeks on Shades Of Brown we talk about the latest Firefox release, laugh at Need For Speed: Payback, get sad about Midnight Club, laugh again at the Razer Phone, and talk about Music Streaming Exclusives.

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