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This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!

This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!
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This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!

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Episodes

Episode 508 - Switch Lite - 7/11/19

7/11/2019
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Nintendo surprises us with the announcement of the Switch Lite, Warner confuses us with the reveal of HBO Max, and an old friend stuns us with his Twitch livestream. Plus, a moment of science, the VR minute, and stick around the end for a Spider-Man Far From Home spoiler-filled discussion!

Duration:02:23:24

Episode 507 - The Post-Jony Ive Era - 7/4/19

7/4/2019
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This week, we talk about the legacy of Jony Ive as Apple's head of design announces his departure from the company, the announcement of a Sandman Netflix show, and whether humans will ever colonize Mars. Happy 4th of July!

Duration:02:01:11

Episode 506 - The Bitcoin Rises - 6/27/19

6/27/2019
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We go on a roller coaster of emotions this week as producer Gunther joins to give us the skinny on Bitcoin's recent surge. We also discuss iOS 13's public beta, app review procedures, Bill Gate's biggest regret, and more thoughts on Toy Story 4. Plus, the VR Minute!

Duration:01:23:03

Episode 505 - Daystrom Instiute - 6/20/19

6/20/2019
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We talk about Simone's Truckla build, Pixar's new film announcement, Facebook's crypto ambitions, and Oculus' statement on app development. Plus, we introduce Jeremy to some fun Star Trek fan theories. And, with Kishore back this week, we have a return of a Moment of Science!

Duration:01:48:08

Episode 504 - Streaming Issues - 6/13/19

6/13/2019
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We're back from E3 and discuss the announcements from the major console companies, VR news, and recap some of the demos we played. Plus, thoughts on DJI's new robot, the making of Chernobyl, and the future of maker faires.

Duration:02:15:31

Episode 503 - Monitor Stand Sold Separately - 6/6/19

6/6/2019
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We talk Mac Pros and reference monitors this week as we recap the news from WWDC (dub dub), joined by video game historian Steve Lin. Plus, pinball talk, gear we saw at Augmented World Expo, a Magic the Gathering televition show and much more to be discussed! Thanks so much to Steve Lin for joining us this week. Find out more about the Video Game History Foundation at https://gamehistory.org/

Duration:01:54:10

Episode 502 - Make a Playdate - 5/30/19

5/30/2019
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Build Cool Stuff's Zach Radding joins us this week to talk about the Panic Playdate handheld, emotion-detecting smart assistants, ray-traced Quake, MacBook keyboards, and share our excitement for the Picard teaser. Plus, the VR minute as we prepare for Augmented World Expo.

Duration:01:55:35

Episode 501 - How It All Began - 5/23/19

5/23/2019
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For our 501st episode, we're joined by special guests Will and Gary, who started this podcast with us back in 2010. The five of us recount our favorite memories from the past nine years and reflect on the beginnings of Tested and what the worlds of technology, pop culture, and virtual reality looked like back then. Here's to the next 500!

Duration:02:13:52

Episode 500 - What We Left Behind - 5/16/19

5/16/2019
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It's our 500th episode! Special celebrations will have to wait due to scheduling conflicts, but the gang gathers to talk about Deep Space Nine, the making of Game of Thrones, Android Q, and Lenovo's folding computer. Plus, a moment of science and the VR minute!

Duration:02:15:11

Epiosde 499 - The Long Wait for 2027 - 5/9/19

5/9/2019
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We've got a duocast this week as Kishore is out from food poisoning. Jeremy and Norm talk about Disney's release schedule for Star Wars, Marvel, and Avatar films, tech news out of Google IO and Microsoft Build, and more testing on the Oculus Rift S. Plus, quite possibly the best listener-submitted outro.

Duration:01:35:18

Episode 498 - Quest, Index, Endgame - 5/2/19

5/2/2019
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What a week for news! Norm's voice is completely shot but we're still podcasting in this special episode recapping our Oculus Quest review, the announcement of Valve's Index headset, and our thoughts on Avengers: Endgame. Spoilers saved for the very end of the show!

Duration:02:01:42

Episode 497 - The State of Electric Cars - 4/25/19

4/25/2019
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We're joined this week by Robbie Baldwin, who covers cars and electric vehicles for Engadget, to talk about Tesla's busy week, the state of electric and self-driving cars, and what EV he'd recommend. Plus, we brace ourselves for Endgame and gush about Labo VR!

Duration:01:42:39

Episode 496 - The Next Console Generation - 4/18/19

4/18/2019
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Continuing from our podcasting on Still Untitled, this week, Will joins Norm and Jeremy to talk about hardware for the next PlayStation, streaming digital games, and the lineup for Disney+. Plus, how the Model 3's new autopilot feature fared in a road trip down to Los Angeles.

Duration:01:42:28

Episode 495 - Black Holes and Revelations - 4/11/19

4/11/2019
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Big science news this week as we talk about the imaging of black holes and whether cats recognize their names. Plus, Amazon’s AirPod rival, impending Labo VR, and a new pinball machine tease. Shazam! spoiler discussion is saved for the end, and we butt heads on our thoughts on the movie!

Duration:01:44:33

Episode 494 - VR Shots Fired - 4/4/19

4/4/2019
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The core crew is back this week and we hear about Kishore's theme park adventures, discuss Apple's cancellation of AirPower, and speculate on the Valve Index virtual reality headset. Plus, who got Avengers Engame tickets?

Duration:01:48:02

Episode 493 - A La Apple Carte - 3/28/19

3/28/2019
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Between Apple's services announcements and the news from the Game Developers Conference, there's a lot to talk about this week! Will joins as we dissect the news and talk Love, Death, and Robots. Seven more episodes until 500!

Duration:02:19:57

Episode 492 - Model Y, Rift S - 3/21/19

3/21/2019
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While Norm's on the road for a video shoot, Kishore and Jeremy podcast to recap the week's news, including the Tesla Model Y reveal and Oculus' Rift S announcement. Plus, a new iPad Mini and the full Toy Story 4 trailer!

Duration:01:01:51

Episode 491 - Bring Back Virtual Boy - 3/14/19

3/14/2019
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Everyone's back this week as we share our hopes and fears for Nintendo's Labo VR kit, discuss Apple's streaming video ambitions, and celebrate the 30th birthday of the world wide web. Plus, stick to the end as we review Captain Marvel!

Duration:01:45:35

Episode 490 - Breakthrough Technologies - 3/7/19

3/7/2019
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The countdown to episode 500 begins! We talk about Tesla's $35,000 car, the promise of full autopilot, and our hopes for the Model Y. Plus, digging through Bill Gates' breakthrough technology picks for the year, and Amazon's carbon footprint.

Duration:01:55:08

Episode 489 - What's Up Hololens 2 - 2/28/19

2/28/2019
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We have another duocast this week as Norm and Kishore discuss Microsoft's Hololens 2 announcement, the weird and doomed phones of Mobile World Congress, Academy Awards, and disappearing clouds.

Duration:01:42:21