Episode 535 - Make It So - 1/23/204 Comments
Two big stories dominate this week: the premiere of the highly-anticipated Star Trek: Picard show and Valve answers questions about Half-Life: Alyx in a Reddit AMA! Plus, streaming service confusion, Apple's rumored "budget" iPhone, love for Pavlov VR, and a moment of science!
Episode 533 - Enable Filmmaker Mode - 1/9/204 Comments
Big week for technology news, and we recap the most interesting and curious announcements from this year's CES. From Samsung making rolling robot assistants to Sony designing a concept car, we break down the weird and wired. Plus, a slew of new stuff from 1UpArcade, lots of science, and some good news for VR adoption!
Episode 532 - The New Roaring 20s - 1/2/204 Comments
New decade, same podcast! We're back in the studio after the new year to talk about how we celebrated the holidays, gifts given and received, and the shows and movies we watched over the break. Plus, drones replacing fireworks, CES speculation, and the new Stranger Things pinball machine!
Episode 531 - The Last One Of The Year - 12/26/191 Comments
With the power of video calling, we're able to get together (remotely) one more time this year to chat about the two most pressing topics we've been asked about: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Half-Life: Alyx! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and see you next year! (Apologies for the audio and video quality, which was saved from Skype)
Episode 530 - The Decade in Review - 12/19/194 Comments
On our second to last episode of the year (promise!), we examine the past decade and discuss the technologies and products we thought had the most impact in our world. Plus, our last chance to speculate about The Rise of Skywalker before watching it, and watch out for spoilers all around the internet!
Episode 529 - VR Brawler - 12/12/192 Comments
As the VGAs are airing tonight, we discuss one of the VR games announced (and released!) during the show: Path of the Warrior. Kishore's back with gifts of Star Trek wine, and we discuss the week in VR game releases, trailer unveils, science, and technology news!
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 - 10/31/196 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!