Episode 123: you’re getting 3.2 superspeed and thats it

New game console specs, new MacBooks and iPad’s, and us being blissfully ignorant of everything else.

Show Notes:

00:01:53 – Xbox Series X
00:26:31 – PS5
00:45:50 – Macbook Air (2020)
00:55:26 – iPad Pro (2020)

Game Consoles:

Apple product announcements

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Episode 122: The Teens Love A W.I.M.P. Interface

An iOS 14 build leaked, and we bring back Hot Tips™ to talk about working from home.

Show Notes:
00:01:00 – iOS 14 Leaks
00:37:26 – Working From Home Hot Tips

Apple Rumors:

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Episode 121: If We Grab Our Dongles, We Can Have A LAN Party

343 drops Halo CE for the Master Chief Collection, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo drops, publishers are dropping GeForce Now, and Sadiq finally drops his anti-Mac Pro agenda.

*There are no chapters or metadata embedded in this weeks file due to a crashing bug with the software used to master the episode. Apologies about that and hopefully it will be fixed for next weeks episode!

Show Notes:

00:00:35 – Halo CE Comes Out On MCC!
00:24:51 – Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo
00:38:22 – Publishers Removing Games From GeForce Now
00:49:41 – Mac Pro

Halo CE Anniversary release on PC MCC

Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo

GeForce Now:

Mac Pro

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Episode 120: We’re Strange Computer People

A story about file syncing gone wrong, an accidental cosplay of the environment*, Jeff from the Overwatch team invents a new game mode, plus Bungie had some news about Destiny.

*That’s a STAR reference

Show Notes:

00:00:38 – In Which We Complain About OS Integrity
00:38:19 – LG Has A New Phone But We Just Make A Joke
00:40:13 – Overwatch Triple Damage
00:46:18 – Trials Of Osiris Returning To Destiny!

In Which We Complain About OS Integrity:

We ThinQ:

Overwatch’s new Experimental Mode:

Destiny 2: Season of the Worthy:

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Episode 119: Revolt Against Tom Nook

Google releases a new developer preview, everything that that folds and costs over 1k seems to break, and then we discuss how pro-capitalistic Animal Crossing is.

Show Notes:

00:00:01 – Uhhh
00:02:15 – Android 11 Developer Preview
00:30:04 – Folding Phone Durability Drama
00:40:53 – Nintendo Switch Cloud Saves & Animal Crossing

Android News:

Folding Woes:

Animal Crossing:

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Episode 118: More Resolution To Smooth Out

Microsoft finally gives us more info on Windows 10X, we examine predatory coding schools, Sadiq finally pivots away from analog books, and Samsung goes full hypebeast at Samsung Unpacked 2020.

Show Notes:

00:00:34 – Windows 10X
00:22:35 – Coding Bootcamps
00:42:19 – Sadiq Got An Ebook Reader!
00:52:58 – Samsung Unpacked

Windows 10X:

Code bootcamps and ISAs:

UPDATE: Per this NyMag Piece we made an error when saying Lambda school would take funds even if you worked a low paying job.

Lambda is also unusual in that it does not charge an upfront tuition to attend. Its home page proclaims, “We don’t get paid until you do, so we’re in this together, from your first day of classes to your first day on the job.” Lambda School is free, but with an asterisk: To attend, you sign a contract that says that if you get a tech job paying $50K or more, you have to pay 17 percent of your pre-tax income to Lambda School for two years, or until you pay back $30K, whichever comes first. These are called Income Share Agreements, or ISAs.

So while this is still trash, you can safely stay poor and only get ruined if you actually make a living wage!

Sadiq’s new ebook reader:

Samsung Galaxy S20:

A book recommendation by Sadiq:

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Episode 117: Low Res Trash

The iPad announcement turns 10 so we take a chance to spend 40 minutes talking about the good old days of information density, subscriptions are tiring us out, and then we 1v1 Neil Young in the audiophile arena.

Show Notes:

00:02:48 – iPad Announcement Turned 10
00:39:17 – Subscription Fatigue
01:08:14 – Let’s Laugh at Neil Young

The iPad turns 10:

Subscription Fatigue:

Neil Young and his audiophile nonsense:

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Episode 116: Comparing Crypto

We get extremely crypto and politics heavy this week and then immediately swerve out of that into Overwatch.

Show Notes:

00:00:12 – Apple Vs The FBI, Again
00:43:26 – Overwatch League Now Youtube Exclusive

Apple, iCloud and Encrypted iPhones

YouTube Gaming and Activision-Blizzard

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Episode 115: Gamers Don’t Care About Crunch

We talk about unions in games, congressional hearings on abuse of market power in tech, and then turnstyle into Quibi.

Show Notes:

00:11:17 – Cyberpunk 2077 Delay
00:11:24 – Games Unions
00:26:35 – Congressional Hearings on Big Tech
00:46:53 – QUIBI

Games:

Techpol:

Streaming:

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Episode 114: Give Thunderbolt 3 To The Children

This week was CES, you know it, we know it, let’s get uncomfortably close to branded experiences and try and make it out ok.

Show Notes:

00:00:39 – CPUs
00:19:49 – Gaming
00:29:16 – PCs
00:55:01 – New Bluetooth Standard Update
01:02:20 – TVs
01:09:30 – Vaporware

CPUs:

Gaming:

PCs:

Standards:

TVs:

Vapourware:

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