Tested: Microsoft Surface Studio Review

We test and review Microsoft’s new Surface Studio all-in-one PC, putting it front of cartoonists and graphic designers to see how the 28-inch touchscreen compares with digitizers like Wacom’s Cintiq. Here’s what we think about the Surface Studio’s display, compact computer hardware, and unique hinge that connects them.

Shot by Joey Fameli and edited by Norman Chan

Episode 376 – How Holodecks Work – 11/17/16

It’s our final episode before the gang goes traveling for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. We talk about iFixit’s MacBook Pro teardown, disagree about Star Wars Clue, and discuss how holodecks works in the fiction of Star Trek. Plus, a packed moment of science!

PREMIUM – This Old FX Shop: Dredd Helmet

Welcome to a new Tested series, featuring our very own Frank Ippolito! Twice a month, Frank will walk us through building, painting, or modifying model kits and custom sculpts. In this episode, we learn how to clean up a helmet casting and paint it to look like a prop from one of our favorite recent action films!

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli

Photo Gallery: Peter Jackson’s Movie Prop Collection

Adam Savage Tours Peter Jackson’s Movie Prop Collection!

Earlier this year, Adam Savage visited Peter Jackson in his cave–his world-class collection of props, costumes, and cinema artifacts that inspired him as a young filmmaker and continue to inspire him. Adam and Peter examine a prop you may recognize: the faceplate for the Hal 9000 computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Nation of Makers – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 11/15/16

This week, Adam announces his newest initative: Nation of Makers (http://www.nationofmakers.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the maker community. We also learn about Adam’s part in Chris Hadfield’s Generator show, Will’s halloween adventures as Baymax, and Will’s just-launched Kickstarter campaign! Plus, a mystery surrounding a pair of objects in the cave.

The Technology in DJI’s Phantom 4 Professional and Inspire 2

DJI just announced two new high-end quadcopters: the $1500 Phantom 4 Professional and the long-awaited Inspire 2 ($3000). We sit down with DJI’s VP of Engineering, Darren Liccardo, to learn what new camera and sensor technologies are in these quads, and how computer vision is essential to the future of these flying robots.

PREMIUM – Tested The Show 2016: Journeys

The full run of our 2016 live stage show! This year, we take you along for some of our amazing journeys, from our trips to the Arctic and edge of space to visions of the future we were promised in science fiction and film. Featuring special guests Kenji Lopez-Alt and Annalee Newitz, along with a VR episode of Still Untitled!

Tested: Microsoft Surface Book Performance Base Review

While Microsoft didn’t announce a proper successor to its Surface Book for this holiday, they released an update to the laptop with a Performance Base model. We test the Surface Book with increased battery capacity and a new discrete GPU, as well as update you on what the past year has been like using the Surface Book as a primary work laptop.

Shot by Joey Fameli and edited by Norman Chan