Episode 462 - Searching for Spock - 8/16/185 Comments
We have six eyes in the room as the spectacled gang talks about Star Trek casting news, a new Galaxy Note, and what was shown at Quakecon and Defcon. Plus, Jeremy pays a trip to The Void and we discuss our impending coverage of the Magic Leap One augmented reality headset!
Episode 461 - Make It So - 8/9/189 Comments
As you would expect, the gang is stoked about the return of Patrick Stewart to Star Trek, and we talk a bunch about our hopes and fears for Picard in the new era of Trek. Plus, Google's Android Pie in tech news and robot empathy in a Moment of Science. We unfortunately recorded this episode the day before the Magic Leap launch, so we'll be talking about it next week!
Episode 460 - Enter Starlords - 8/2/1813 Comments
We recap the past weekend of classic arcade and pinball gaming at Pinburgh and California Extreme--the latter being the debut of the latest Tested build project. We also play Moviepass deadpool, discuss drone leaks, and debate the proper way to remove a USB key from a computer. Plus, a Moment of Science and the VR Minute!
Episode 459 - Pinball on Both Coasts - 7/26/186 Comments
We record a little earlier this week as Jeremy's about to head to Pittsburgh for an annual pinball convention, and the Tested team prepares for the California Extreme classic arcade convention this weekend. We discuss pop culture and technology news, and recap Comic-Con announcements. Plus, a Moment of Science taste test!
Episode 458 - Comic-Con Bound - 7/19/187 Comments
Just before Norm heads down to San Diego for Comic-Con, we gather to talk about Apple's new laptops, Samsung's foldable phone plans, first sightings of Magic Leap, and Netflix's newly-announced shows! Plus, Kishore answers science questions from listeners!
Episode 457 - Lando's Back? - 7/12/185 Comments
Narrowly escaping a viral outbreak, Jeremy returns to the podcast this week to talk new Surface Go tablet, Elon Musks' rescue submarine, and the unfortunate case of a mistaken Statue of Liberty. Plus, a moment of science and pop culture news!
Episode 456 - Carousel - 7/6/1810 Comments
Danica is our special guest this week joining Norm and Kishore to talk about adventures in New York, recommendations for shows and attractions, and the latest in pop culture and technology news. Plus, we devote the last 30 minutes of the podcast to discussing the show In & Of Itself. Spoilers within when the background lights change colors! (Apologies for video viewers--our camera's memory card filled up with 10 minutes left on the podcast, so it's audio-only from that point.)
Episode 455 - Let's Talk Baby Tech - 6/28/186 Comments
We record an early podcast this week before Norm leaves for New York, and discuss Apple's keyboard concession, the Echo Combat beta, and Mario Tennis Aces. Plus, a deep dive into the baby tech that looms in Norm's future, with sage advice from Jeremy and Kishore.
Episode 454 - Shakeup in the Stars - 6/21/1811 Comments
The future of Star Wars and Star Trek is our top story this week, and we have lots of thoughts on the rumors of what's to come from Lucasfilm and CBS. Plus, new SteamVR controllers, AMC's movie pass competitor, and Instagram's move into YouTube territory. Don't worry, we save all the Incredibles 2 spoiler talk for the end of the podcast!
Episode 453 - Electronic Three - 6/14/183 Comments
Norm and Jeremy are back from LA to talk about what they saw at this year's E3, and the VR gaming presence (or lack thereof) at the show. Plus, we ponder about rockets on supercars, an AI film director, and get hype about Incredibles 2.
Episode 452 - WWDC and Model 3 - 6/7/186 Comments
Extra long episode this week as we have a lot to cover! We discuss all the news from Apple's WWDC keynote, new movie trailers, Sonos' new living room speaker, and oh yeah, Norm's new Model 3. Plus, Kishore's back for A Moment of Science, and Jeremy talks about watching a comedy show in VR with Oculus Venues.
Episode 451 - Let's Talk About Solo - 5/31/1810 Comments
Effects fabricator and Tested contributor Kayte Sabicer joins us this week for a big discussion on Solo: A Star Wars Story and the latest in pop culture, technology, and virtual reality! Note: when the background lights turn green, spoilers are in effect!
Episode 450 - A Dark Divide - 5/24/1813 Comments
Will Smith joins us this week as we avoid talking about Solo spoilers, but learn about a big difference of opinion in the room concerning Star Wars. We also discuss Uber's latest autonomous car news, a brazen Samsung commercial, and what's up with HBO's Watchmen adaptation. Also, a recap of some cool stuff we saw at Maker Faire!
Episode 449 - Cocaine Noodles - 5/17/187 Comments
This week, we get hyped for E3, the impending release of Deadpool 2 and Solo, and a new LEGO roller coaster set. Plus, the baffling audio clip phenomenon dividing social media, visits to the Beta store, and hacking digital assistants with words you can't hear. Hope to see some of you at Maker Faire this weekend!
Episode 448 - Robo Calls - 5/10/1816 Comments
With Google IO, Microsoft Build, and Facebook F8 all happening within a week of each other, there's lot to talk about on this week's show. We discuss the implications of Google's new AI efforts, Oculus' new prototype VR headset, and Nintendo online service plans. Plus, more details about our trip to see the NASA InSight mission rocket launch!
Episode 447 - Post Infinity War Era - 5/4/188 Comments
We save the Infinity War discussion and spoiler-talk for the end of the podcast, and kick things off with discussion of the just-released Oculus Go headset. There's also Star Trek news, details from F8, and excitement for the next Star Wars animated series. Plus, we're hopefully going to see a rocket launch!
Episode 446 - Thanos Beckons - 4/26/187 Comments
On the day before Infinity War's release, the gang gathers to recount the past 10 years of Marvel cinematic universe movies, learn the origin of Kishore's love of Thanos, and hear about some highlights from the Replica Prop Forum showcase. Plus, the VR Minute and thoughts on Nintendo Labo. (Apologies for the bad audio for the 30 minutes of the podcast--our audio recorder stopped recording so we only had camera microphone audio.)
Episode 445 - Steve Wiebe Redeemed - 4/19/1814 Comments
This week, we hear about Norm's trip to Monsterpalooza, the downfall of competitive arcade gamer Billy Mitchell, White Castle's take on Impossible burgers, and a really intriguing Nintendo Switch patent. Plus, hype for the impending Insight Lander launch!
Episode 443 - Reviewing Ready Player One - 4/5/1817 Comments
We're finally able to talk about Ready Player One, and the gang as expected has different reactions. (Red light behind Kishore means spoilers are in play!) We also talk about the death of Steam Machines, new Intel chips, and spider science. Plus a quick VR minute!