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The Tech Informist is a show that brings you great guests along with informative & entertaining news from the world of technology.




Apple iPhone X discussion - Episode 189

Back with another episode discussing whether or not the iPhone X is right for you or is the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus the better choice for your needs/wants. We also discuss Google's recent decision to bring on a team of smartphone experts from HTC for a nice sum of money as well as how the company best know for its smart thermostat, Nest, looks to help protect your home in a variety of ways. Let us know what you think either via Twitter @TechInformist or via email at...

Duration: 01:04:02

Amazon & Microsoft assistants living in perfect harmony

In the ultra competitive world of technology and business, who saw Amazon and Microsoft coming together to allow each of their respective virtual assistants, Cortana and Alexa working together? Well that is exactly what is getting ready to happen. On this long overdue return episode, Kevin and Brad talk about this and much more including T-Mobile's new network upgrade, Verizon pushing out Android Oreo to Pixel and Pixel XL devices, the LG V30 unveiling, a 400GB microSD card, the upcoming...

Duration: 01:06:20

Adobe gives Flash two years to live - Episode 187

It was a week filled with the pending end of many products and services we have all used at some point in our lives, whether we realized it at the time or not. But Adobe has announced they have given Adobe Flash two years to live along with Apple trimming the fat in their iPod lineup. Microsoft even caused a stir by hinting that MS Paint would be going away only to then confirm it would just simply be available to users in the App Store. Do you think Pokemon Go Fest attendees have a...

Duration: 00:51:31

Retro consoles are all the rage

After the success of last years NES Classic from Nintendo, it is no surprise that more companies are either jumping on the nostalgia bandwagon or just simply stepping up their game compared to past retro offerings of theirs. This week we talk about the SNES Classic pre-order status in the US along with talking about the upcoming Ataribox and Sega Genesis Flashback units. Also, Elon Musk says they have the green light for a Hyperloop One run that would connect New York to Washington DC...

Duration: 00:52:33

Verizon Wireless has self inflicted data breach

Sometimes things in the world work out in ways that leaves you scratching your head. What we mean by this is that Verizon requested a lower price during their negotiations with Yahoo after confirming Yahoo's own security issues, and now we find that someone within the Verizon organization caused a data breach of their own simply because of human error. The main difference here is that no one outside of Verizon was able to access any sensitive information about their...

Duration: 00:49:05

Tesla Model 3 production has begun

With the past week being a holiday shortened week for the United States where we are based, it was a bit of a light news cycle this time around. Tesla kicked off production of its "affordable" Model 3 cars, Splatoon 2 details are out including when the mobile app you'll need to have in order to voice chat with other players will be available and more. Wth Kevin being a longtime fan of Spider-Man, you know he is excited about the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming in theaters and will see...

Duration: 01:00:45

Beta software gripes - Episode 183

This week we discuss some of the frustrating things that come with testing beta software. From iPhone to Xbox, things can get harry in a hurry. What do you think of testing beta software? Do you love it or just stay away from it entirely? Also this week, the predicted SNES Classic becomes official, Space X plans for another consecutive launch, iPhone officially turns 10, and more LG news. Full show notes can be found at -

Duration: 01:04:02

What's old is new again with Google Glass and Sega Forever

It seems that what is old is new again what with Google updating their Google Glass devices for the first time in roughly three years and Sega unveiling their Sega Forever program which looks to make every (their wording is a bit unclear here) Sega game on every Sega System available for free on your Android or iOS devices. Kevin also talks about seeing Cars 3 and more Netflix and Star Wars talk! Full show notes available at http://-google-glass-

Duration: 00:45:10

E3 2017 discussion and Netflix news

It's Christmas in June for those of us who are gamers. With all of the new games and some new hardware, there is a lot to discuss in the gaming world. What are some of your favorite moments from E3 2017? Any games that you will be picking up this year? Let us know. We also briefly talk about Netflix overtaking cable companies and a new Microsoft keyboard. Full shownotes, including links to stories for your reference, can be found at:

Duration: 01:00:35

WWDC and the OnePlus 7 Plus - Episode 180

This week while Brad is enjoying his well deserved break down in Orlando, follow him on Instagram at @holy_shadows to see what he has been up to, Sam Ventimiglia joins Kevin to talk about the recent WWDC event from Apple along with the upcoming One Plus 5 that is shaping up to look awfully familiar. All this and more on Episode 180 of the Tech Informist Podcast! Full shownotes can be found at

Duration: 01:25:13

Is the Essential Phone really essential? - Episode 179

This week a new Android smartphone challenger entered the ring. Sam Ventimiglia joins us to talk about the Essential Phone and is it really "essential" for the market. We also discuss a recent photo that was unveiled of what is presumed to have been the successor to the Lumia 950 XL Windows Mobile device and also the potential worldwide ban of tablets and laptops in carry on luggage during flights. All this and more on the Tech Informist Podcast! Full shownotes available at:...

Duration: 01:03:02

Thoughts on VR roller coasters at Six Flags - Episode 178

This week, Kevin and Brad discuss Kevin's recent experience at Six Flags trying out the new VR roller coaster experience. They also talk about the unveiling of the new Surface Pro computer and much more including: Google Pixel smartphones getting blacklistedMicrosoft Beam game streaming service rebranded as MixerIntel pushing Thunderbolt 3 to PCs

Duration: 01:09:28

Google I/O Day 1 and HTC U11 thoughts - Episode 177

This week we share our thoughts about Google I/O's day 1 along with the recent unveiling of the HTC U11 smartphone. We also discuss: Huge Xbox Live Gold member game saleLegend of Zelda coming to a mobile device near you?Samsung having Galaxy S8 sales successInstagram has more new featuresSnap lost a WHOLE lot of money App, Entertainment & Hardware Picks Trailer for Seth MacFarlane's "The Orville"Alien: Covenant movie is outThe Tim Tracker YouTube channelKevin interviewed Console Wars...

Duration: 01:07:05

Microsoft Build 2017 thoughts - Episode 176

If you are a fan of Microsoft, there is no shortage of news coming from our friends at Redmond. Did you happen to catch Build this year? Are there any new features that excite you? Let us know. We also talk a little Cortana news, more Echo devices from Amazon, Qualcomm's new processors and an interesting new feature coming to Waze. Hosts @KevinHarvell@Holy_Shadows Full shownotes available at:

Duration: 01:07:04

Microsoft EDU event - Episode 175

Another exciting event brings more software and devices. Microsoft shows off what they have been up to and we discuss our thoughts. What do you think of the new Surface Laptops? Will you be picking one up? We also discuss losing weight in VR, the 2017 Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees, broadband internet in space, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe thoughts. Hosts @KevinHarvell@Holy_Shadows Full shownotes can be found at

Duration: 01:17:59

LG G6 vs Samsung S8 - Episode 174

This week we compare the LG G6 and Samsung S8 to each other. We weigh the pros and cons of each to help give you a better perspective of which of the latest Android flagships are right for you. Do you plan on picking up either phone? If not, why not? We really would like to hear from you. The S8 has just launched, but Bixby is missing on Verizon and the independent dev community help fix that. Nintendo launches a new portable console (no not that one), Amazon gets creepy, and much...

Duration: 01:10:32

Is Facebook cool again? - Episode 173

This week we discuss Facebook's F8 Event, where they they are looking to innovate and lead in AR and messaging. Do you think Facebook has enough credibility to excite users again? Do any of the new announcements excite you? After just having killed off the NES Classic, rumors swirl about an SNES Classic reportedly releasing later this year. We also discuss "iPhone 8," Samsung teaming up with Amazon with HDR10+, Mastercard, and much more. Full shownotes can be found at...

Duration: 01:05:20

RIP NES Classic - Episode 172

For those who follow video games, it is no secret that the NES Classic has been a hard item to get a hold of. Now, Nintendo is killing it off for reasons unknown. Sure there are some possible reasons we think may have led to Nintendo's decision and we discuss them on this episode. But sadly no official word from Nintendo. On this episode of Tech Informist we pay our respects to this wonderful little nostalgia machine and wonder, what went wrong and will Nintendo continue with the...

Duration: 00:58:14

LG G6 Hands On (Splitting Hairs) - Episode 171

The LG G6 is finally out and we manage to both get our hands on one. On this episode we discuss our first impressions of the latest and possibly greatest release from LG. What are your thoughts about the LG G6? Are you looking forward to getting one or are you waiting for a different phone? Also, Youtube TV is live, rumors of a Nokia 9 Android phone surface, Project Scorpio full specs and much more. Hosts @KevinHarvell@Holy_Shadows Leave us a voicemail! We invite you to call in...

Duration: 01:18:05

Samsung Galaxy S8 reactions - Episode 170

It's no secret that Samsung is king when it comes to Android. This week, the Samsung made the upcoming Galaxy S8 & S8+ official at their event in New York. Are you someone who loves their Samsung devices? Will you be picking up one of these, and if so are you grabbing an S8 or the larger S8+? Or are you waiting for a completely different device? We also discus Elon Musk's Neuralink start-up, free MLB offers from T-Mobile, Xbox and Windows updates, and much...

Duration: 01:00:07

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