Episode 527b - Blast from Jibo Past - 11/28/194 Comments
We're all traveling this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, so here's a vintage episode of This is Only a Test from the archive. The year is 2014. We're talking Surface Pro 3, pinball cabinets, and Comcast cancelling woes. But most importantly, a personal assistant robot named Jibo has just been announced. Enjoy!
Episode 527 - Flagship VR Game - 11/21/197 Comments
On the eve of Valve's big reveal of Half-Life: Alyx, we discuss what it means to have a killer app for the VR market today, John Carmark's role shift at Oculus, Star Trek movie announcements, and Tesla's impending reveal of the Cybertruck. It's a big news week leading up to Thanksgiving!
Episode 526 - The Escape Key Returns - 11/14/192 Comments
This week, we discuss the launch of Disney+ and the first episode of The Mandalorian (no big spoilers!), Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro details, and the logistics of planning a baby's first birthday party. Plus, impressions of Stormland in the VR Minute!
Episode 525 - Glass Storage - 11/7/194 Comments
In the small window between Norm returning from a international travel and Kishore about to embark on an overseas trip, we gather the team to discuss Google's acquisition of Fitbit, the new VR game Pistol Whip, and Microsoft Research's experiments with archiving data onto sheets of glass. Plus, we ponder the viability of a LEGO competition show and are blown away from an experimental audio tool.
Episode 524 - HBO Maximized - 10/31/197 Comments
Cord-getting gets more complicated this week as Warner announces the details for its upcoming HBO Max streaming service. We break down how it compares with other streaming options, the confusion for current HBO subscribers, and how HBO might change. Plus, a Star Wars shakeup, surprise Apple Airpods release, and the problem with Daylight Savings. Support the Team Trees effort at http://teamtrees.org ! Find Trace's videos at https://www.youtube.com/tracedominguez
Episode 523 - The Final Star Wars Trailer - 10/24/196 Comments
Duocast this week! Jeremy and Norm discuss the final Star Wars trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, HBO's Watchmen, Pixel 4 revelations, and mixed reality video recording. Plus, the search for a new case for a PC build, and one of the coolest 3D printers we've seen.
Episode 522 - The Strangeness of 120fps Film - 10/17/194 Comments
Google formally announces the Pixel 4 and we discuss the unique features of Android's new flagship. Jeremy and Norm try to explain what it was like watching Gemini Man at 120 frames per second and what content might be best suited for high framerate cinematography. Plus, an intriguing new handheld gaming system, Matrix 4 casting, and the science of marathon optimization.
Episode 521 - The Next PlayStation - 10/10/194 Comments
The gang gets together to discuss the great stuff we saw at New York Comic Con, Sony's PlayStation 5 announcement, the new Picard trailer, and our favorite titles in Apple Arcade. Plus, Asgard's Wrath debuts in VR and we played some of the new Walking Dead VR game. And don't miss a Moment of Science!
Episode 520 - Surface Goes Dual-Screen - 10/3/195 Comments
Hot off the heels of Microsoft's big Surface event, we discuss the Surface Pro X, Neo, and Duo announcements and their interesting release timing. We also revel in the return of Spider-Man to the MCU, the upcoming DC Universe crossover, and a bunch of new tech product reveals. Plus, A Moment of Science and the VR Minute!
Episode 519 - Live from Oculus Connect 6! - 9/26/191 Comments
We're on location this week at Oculus Connect 6, and joined by special guest Devindra Hardawar, Senior Editor of Engadget! The three of us chat about some recent movies, Jurassic World casting news, Amazon's new glasses, and of course, the announcements from OC6. Thanks to Devindra for guesting this week!
Episode 518 - Our Reboot Fears - 9/19/195 Comments
This week, we dive into the recent news of TV show and movie reboots, early iPhone 11 reviews, Donkey Kong record holder drama, and anticipation for the Switch Lite. Plus, a pre-OC6 edition of The VR Minute where we talk about HTC's Vive Cosmos and going hands-on with Tilt5!
Episode 517 - Don't Call it a Slowfie - 9/12/194 Comments
We recap Apple's big September announcements, including pricing and content on their two new services, hardware updates, and the new iPhone lineup. Plus, we dive down into the technology behind the always-on OLED Apple Watch display, ponder Nintendo's new Switch controller accessory, and discuss new VR software out this week!
Episode 516 - The Legend of Jon - 9/5/195 Comments
We get the full download of Kishore's adventures at Dragon*Con, including a roundup of his favorite cosplays, meetsups, and spontaneous shennanigans from this past weekend. We also talk USB 4, the impending iPhone event, right to repair, and FMK with streaming services. Plus, a Moment of Science and the VR minute!
Episode 515 - Galaxy's Edging - 8/19/1910 Comments
Thought last week was a big news week? The news keep on coming as we recap all the announcements from D23, including new Marvel shows, the Star Wars hotel, Disney+ details, and the new footage from The Rise of Skywalker. Plus, a full breakdown of our first trip to Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland!
Episode 514 - The Matrix (Part 4) Has You - 8/22/195 Comments
Kishore & Jeremy are joined by special guest Trace Dominguez to geek out about Spider-Man's breakup with the MCU, a new Matrix film, the web's longest running web cam going dark, and the science of popular music charts. Plus, a smattering of Apple news, the VR Minute, and yet another amazing outro by Wo Hawk!
Episode 513 - Cetacean Ops - 8/15/1913 Comments
This week, we talk about Samsung's new Note phones, the Star Trek universe falling under one umbrella, and telepresense with RC cars. There's also new Snap Spectacles, shakeup in VR, and yes, Barbie to discuss. Plus, Kishore grosses us all out with video of a particular snail. We can't unsee that!
Episode 512 - Mixer's Big Week - 8/8/197 Comments
This week, we talk about Ninja's move to Mixer, the grittiness of Amazon's The Boys, surprise DC universe casting, and Apple's MacBook Pro rumors. Plus, more love for Pavlov VR and our hopes for Oculus Connect 6! And yes, something is different in the studio!
Episode 511 - Indie Arcade Games - 8/1/194 Comments
Zach Radding (aka Build Cool Stuff) joins us this week as we recap our trip to the annual arcade convention California Extreme, the latest Picard news, Fornite's new champion, and the VR filmmaking. You can also hear Jeremy and Zach talk about their work on the Savage Builds WWI dogfighting episode in this week's Still Untitled!
Episode 510 - The Big Comic-Con Recap - 7/25/195 Comments
Pop culture news dominates this episode as Norm and Kishore recap their adventures at San Diego Comic-Con. From the best stuff we saw on the floor to impressions of new trailers, here's what got us most excited from the biggest pop culture event of the year. Plus, we dissect the Picard trailer and go through the MCU Phase 4 announcements!