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You Too Can Tube

The evolution of entertainment continues to progress. Once upon a time, we had 4 channels to choose from, and executives in tall buildings decided what we watch and when. The weird part is, from that time of four channels, things haven’t changed all that much. There were more channels, more shows, more content, but it remained largely the same. Even today, much of this remains the same. But there are a few disruptors out there, and we’re here to talk about some of them, but one in...


TekBeard Presents: Tech of the year, 2017

2017 has come and gone. It was an excellent year for technology, so your three hosts got together to compare notes. Join us as we explore our favorite tech from the year that is 2017. What was your favorite tech? Tweet us @TekBeard and let us know! Tekbeard is: Subscribe to us on YouTube! Subscribe to our...


Net Neutrality Unpacked

A critical vote is happening on December 14th. Net Neutrality is at stake as the FCC is trying to revoke Title II status for Internet Service Providers. We decided we need to unpack everything that means by having a spirited argument for and against net neutrality. Joined by guest hosts Juan Carlos Bagnell and David V. Kimball, we argue both sides of the Net Neutrality coin. Join us! Tekbeard is: Adam Doud - Clifton M. Thomas -...


Breaking in is hard to do

With the smartphone market already dominated by two heavy hitters - Samsung and Apple - what is a new OEM to do? How can a new smartphone maker compete? Fortunately, we already have a few examples of what to do and what not to do drawn from history. We discuss those phone makers, what they could've/should've done differently, and what others should do in the future in this episode of the TekBeard podcast. Tekbeard is: Adam Doud - Clifton M. Thomas -...


Cord Cutters Report!

Cord cutting is a new thing in the world today. Time was that we subscribed to a cable or satellite TV service, and that was it. You got 220 channels of useless crap, and one channel you watched - probably had dancers or pawn shops on it or something.But now, you can pick and choose the apps and services you want, leading to a more a la carte experience. And we’ve been testing it, and now we’re ready to present our results. Tekbeard is: Adam Doud -...


Phone-Talk with Fisher (Featuring Mr. Mobile - Michael Fisher)

Don't call it a comeback the great bard, LL once said. But that's exactly what is happening here with not one, not two, but THREE smartphone brands this year. Three oldies but Goldie's are making waves in the space, risen from the dead like so many religious and comic book metaphors. You can find our esteemed guest at: Twitter: @TheMrMobile You should subscribe to his YouTube Channel NOW because it's great. He can also be found across the web at the same handle: TheMrMobile including...


Cliff's Cord Cutting Consultation

What's on TV? Or Youtube, or Netflix? You're not using an antenna are you? On this episode, we discuss the many, many....MANY options that are our there to stream your TV content - PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and more! What do they offer? What are they not? These questions and more are on the docket so won't you join us? This episode of TekBeard is sponsored by Mighty Mug, the mug that won't tip over! Check it out here! - Tekbeard is: Adam Doud -...


It's Covfefe Being Green

It’s not easy being green, nor it is cheap. It is necessary? Is it even beneficial? There are so many questions that surround the topic of “going green” that cover everything from Teslas to recycling to roofing materials. It’s not always as straightforward as you think and in some cases, might actually be hurting the planet? Please take a moment to check out our sponsor - The Mighty Mug Thanks to Mighty Mug - The Mug That Won't Tip Over - for sponsoring TekBeard! We're all big fans of...


Ryan's Buenos Note 8s

The Note 8. Few words could inspire the same amount of excitement, anticipation, reticence, and fear, as the Note 8. Now that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are out in the world, we're giving our thoughts on the Note 8 and what it needs to be. Tekbeard is: Adam Doud - Clifton M. Thomas - Ryan St. Andrie - Subscribe to us on YouTube! -...


Holly Atcha Gameboy (with Special Guest Russell Holly of VR Heads)

Son, Sit back and let me tell you about a time when Palm was going to release one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. A time when Blackberry was on the rise, and not a superpower in smartphones. A time when Nokia’s new feature phone was a hot item and Snake was the game everyone wanted to play. Yes, my son, let me tell you about...3 months ago. TekBeard is: Adam Doud - @DeadTechnology Clifton M. Thomas - @Cliftonmthomas Ryan St. Andrie - @wusaint Thank you to guest host...


The Google Reaper cometh

The Google Graveyard. Google is great at building great new innovative products and then, just after you're worked them into your workflow - killing them. So, on this episode of the TekBeard Podcast we looks at past favorites like iGoogle, Google Reader and more, with our special guest host, Enobong "Thunder E" Etteh. Special Guest host: Enobong "Thunder E" Etteh - Tekbeard is: Adam Doud - Clifton M. Thomas -...


Tekbeard - Out of the Box: Episode 1

Throw the instructions out with the box they came in! That's the idea of Tekbeard - Out of the Box. Conversations with interesting people is the only agenda. Guests: Don't forget: TekBeard is: Adam Doud - @DeadTechnology Clifton M. Thomas - @Cliftonmthomas Ryan St. Andrie - @wusaint Please subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, and wherever else podcasts are heard. Be sure to rate and review us to help us grow. Contact us at podcast (at) tekbeard (dot) com. Thank...


Cashing in the Wind Tunnel Wang

Some podcast topics are the result of a gut instinct from one of our hosts. Others are the topics of long Slack conversations, where we realize we should be recording with microphones. Still others come from Listeners like you. Yes. Just like you. Tonight’s topic came from a comedy of errors, a key-stone cops ish tale of a relatively simple task - share money. Or so I thought. As it turns out, Cliff and Ryan had different ideas and a topic was born. We are joined by Jules Wang of Pocketnow...


A podcast...and Jingle All The Way

There's a lot to be grumpy about in the world today - both in tech and in general. So we at the Beard wanted to take a moment to reflect on those things that make us smile in the world of technology. We're talking about a wide range of topics from drones to independent media - like podcasts for example and everything in between. Plus, as a bonus, Ryan stays awake the entire time!


Fruit Punch Prognostication

“Three things: a widescreen iPod with touch controls; a revolutionary mobile phone; and a breakthrough Internet communications device. An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone … Are you getting it?” Yep that’s Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone. 10 years ago. 10. Years. Ago. That’s how long the iPhone has been around And regardless of how you feel about Apple’s cash cow - there’s no denying it changed the way a lot of people thought about mobile technology. But, what...


One Ryan Short of a Fuller House

On this episode, we're talking content the way those in the know get it - streaming it. With any topic this...topical (?) we need a special guest so we brought in an expert in the old school to fill us in on the way a connected family does it - Ryan Powell. Settle into your Lazy-Boy and put the rest of your media on pause as we dive into the pluses and pitfalls streaming media We are: Adam Doud - @DeadTechnology Clifton Thomas - @cliftonmthomas Special Guest: Ryan Powell -...


Fake Twitter Neil Young Hates Freedom

Like so many things in this life, industries tend to progress in a “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead” kind of manner. In no industry is this more true than in the Consumer Electronics industry, as of late. Even just in the world of smartphones, we are seeing dramatic shifts in technology as we poor consumers just try to keep up, tread water, or both. But is change necessarily for the better? That’s what we’re here to find out. Because that is what we’re talking about here on the...


Episode 50 Part II - The Droids You're Looking For (with Special Guest Scott Berks)

Hello and welcome to part two of our Milestone episode. Is this episode 51? Is it episode 50, part 2? Who knows?! But this is a continuing conversation about robots and AI, but we’re no longer talking about today - we’re talking about the world of tomorrow. Where are we headed, and will we walk hand in hand with our Robot assistants, or will we be shackled by our Robot overlords, I mean protectors. Utopia, or end of days? TekBeard is: Adam Doud - @DeadTechnology Ryan St. Andrie -...


EPISODE 50! Drunken Factory Reset (with special guest Michael Fisher)

Depending on your tastes, you might have a vision of the future in which we serve our robot overlords, or they serve us. Perhaps you’re imagining Data, Hal, or Rosie the Robot. Perhaps I just dated myself big time. But regardless of what you imagine the future will be, AI and Robots are here now. They’re cleaning our floors and driving our cars. They’re having conversations with us on Allo and other messengers. So strap in as we go Ex Machina for our milestone of a podcast. We are: Adam...


Special Edition: The Get Together (Live in person with Special Guest Hayato Huseman)

This is not what you expected but it might be what you want. It's all of the hosts and a special guest sitting together around a table with lots of pizza and even more beer podcasting together for the first time. The audio is bad...well it's worse because a lot of it is missing. :( But a lot of you who saw Hayato Periscope this requested what audio we did capture. Here it is and we hope you enjoy it. TekBeard is: Adam Doud - @DeadTechnology Clifton M. Thomas - @Cliftonmthomas Ryan St....