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139: Games Pass Sizzler Roll
Jul 27 • 56 min
OnePlus makes the smart move of avoiding North America in (business voice) Our Current Situation, the Stadia Controller is better than JoyCons, Microsoft shows off the latest CG trailers, and then we go deep into the Halo Infinite reveal.
138: Frame Drips
Jul 20 • 45 min
Ubisoft is a gross mess of a mismanaged company and then we talk about Assassins Creed Japan.
137: 5 Year Anniversary 🎉
Jul 14 • 49 min
We are turning five this week so we take stroll down memory lane and then try and come up with some words of encouragement to other people making stuff online and questioning where the validation comes from. We still do not know what we are doing, thank…
136: I used the M word, sorry
Jul 5 • 70 min
We laugh at Microsoft, one of us has feelings about weapon sunsetting and the other has feelings about games writing and press cycles.
135: Some Applications Are Chrome
Jun 28 • 99 min
Microsoft tries to burry the news of Mixer dying under WWDC, and then we spend 72 hours talking about WWDC 2020.
134: It’s Not 2005 Anymore, Who Cares?
Jun 20 • 68 min
Hey! There’s a new email app but really we try and break through horrible rules for in app purchases, and then talk about the EA Direct.
133: The Demon Souls Remaster Should Have An Easy Mode
Jun 15 • 85 min
We address some feedback from last weeks episode, bubble out into the Android 11 Public Beta, and then make fun of gamers who think easy modes are bad while appreciating the drip of the PS5.
132: You Don’t Want To Be Explaining Federation Policy When You’re Trying To Organize
Jun 7 • 63 min
An objective look at how free culture has failed to bring upon meaningful change to marginalized folks, a discussion of great Black albums, and we then try to escape to bizarro Final Fantasy land.
131: I Don’t Want Any Spreadsheets Fluid Or Not
May 24 • 72 min
DOOM Eternal is booted from Ring 0, we conference in to Microsoft Build^Powered By Microsoft Teams™, and then system security is a little bit problematic in macOS.
130: Do you think the average gamer can read C++
May 19 • 66 min
This week we talk about another video game DRM fiasco, bullshit video game marketing, Assassin’s Creed Vallhalla, Ghost of Tsushima, and Halo 2 for the MCC.
129: Everyone Wants To Send Text In Different Ways
May 11 • 56 min
Panos is pumped, our long national keyboard nightmare is over, Google thinks we won’t take a chance to dunk on them, while Facebook is server side crashing apps.
128: Recognized Freedoms Under The Republic Of Gamers Charter
May 3 • 61 min
Intel’s node process is lackluster, ICANN like most American organizations wants to sell out to the highest bidder, and we use recent gaming stories to trash gamer culture*.
Apr 20 • 61 min
Riot released a game but Riot is a bad company, a cool new build of Minecraft with RTX was released, and we talk about and low priced phone and a high priced phone.
126: Premium Quick Content
Apr 12 • 34 min
We try to stay objective about the DualSense controller and then take a quick bite of Quibi.
125: Underscore, Italicize, And Bold That -Ish
Apr 7 • 60 min
Apple does some gross stuff, Intel does some confusing stuff, and then we take another look at DOOM Eternal but in the worst way possible.
124: TTH — Time To Horny
Mar 29 • 62 min
One of us has a secret thing for Doomslayer X Isabelle ships, we chat app discourse, and then the other one starts playing a Love Live! gacha game.
123: you’re getting 3.2 superspeed and thats it
Mar 24 • 73 min
New game console specs, new MacBooks and iPad’s, and us being blissfully ignorant of everything else.
122: The Teens Love A W.I.M.P. Interface
Mar 16 • 62 min
An iOS 14 build leaked, and we bring back Hot Tips™ to talk about working from home.
121: If We Grab Our Dongles, We Can Have A LAN Party
Mar 8 • 73 min
343 drops Halo CE for the Master Chief Collection, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo drops, publishers are dropping GeForce Now, and Sadiq finally drops his anti-Mac Pro agenda.
120: We’re Strange Computer People
Mar 1 • 60 min
A story about file syncing gone wrong, an accidental cosplay of the environment*, Jeff from the Overwatch team invents a new game mode, plus Bungie had some news about Destiny.
119: Revolt Against Tom Nook
Feb 24 • 60 min
Google releases a new developer preview, everything that that folds and costs over 1k seems to break, and then we discuss how pro-capitalistic Animal Crossing is.
118: More Resolution To Smooth Out
Feb 19 • 74 min
Microsoft finally gives us more info on Windows 10X, we examine predatory coding schools, Sadiq finally pivots away from analog books, and Samsung goes full hypebeast at Samsung Unpacked 2020.
117: Low Res Trash
Feb 3 • 89 min
The iPad announcement turns 10 so we take a chance to spend 40 minutes talking about the good old days of information density, subscriptions are tiring us out, and then we 1v1 Neil Young in the audiophile arena. Show Notes: 00:02:48 - iPad Announcement…
116: Comparing Crypto
Jan 26 • 57 min
We get extremely crypto and politics heavy this week and then immediately swerve out of that into Overwatch. Show Notes: 00:00:12 - Apple Vs The FBI, Again 00:43:26 - Overwatch League Now Youtube Exclusive Apple, iCloud and Encrypted iPhones * Unable to…
115: Gamers Don’t Care About Crunch
Jan 23 • 58 min
We talk about unions in games, congressional hearings on abuse of market power in tech, and then turnstyle into Quibi. Show Notes: 00:11:17 - Cyberpunk 2077 Delay 00:11:24 - Games Unions 00:26:35 - Congressional Hearings on Big Tech 00:46:53 - QUIBI…
114: Give Thunderbolt 3 To The Children
Jan 13 • 74 min
This week was CES, you know it, we know it, let’s get uncomfortably close to branded experiences and try and make it out ok. Show Notes: 00:00:39 - CPUs 00:19:49 - Gaming 00:29:16 - PCs 00:55:01 - New Bluetooth Standard Update 01:02:20 - TVs 01:09:30 -…
113: 2009-2019
Dec 29, 2019 • 95 min
Continuing our apparent pivot into a games podcast, we talk about games of the decade and then pivot back to tech to make fun of failed products. Show Notes: 00:00:39 - Sadiq’s Games Of The Decade 00:43:54 - Cristian’s Games Of The Decade 01:25:35 -…
112: A Nice Sounding Burning Piano
Dec 21, 2019 • 90 min
It’s list week! So we arbitrarily rank music and video games released in 2019. Show Notes: 00:00:04 - An Aside On Opus 00:09:22 - Cristian’s Top Albums 00:31:40 - Sadiq’s Top Albums 00:49:54 - Sadiq’s GOTY’s 01:07:39 - Cristian’s GOTY’s Our albums of the…
111: Into The Reach
Dec 9, 2019 • 51 min
Halo Reach is a 10 year old game that by virtue of just existing has a better business model and set of content than any FPS game released this year, we talk about it for an hour. Show Notes: Halo Reach: * Digital Foundry - Halo Reach PC/Xbox One Review:…
110: Hackers 2: Own The Information
Nov 24, 2019 • 83 min
Sadiq and Cristian talk about having to reinstall software, super low level software, encrypted network software, and then video game streaming software. Show Notes: 00:00:05 - eGPU Follow Up 00:16:09 - Google’s Attempts To Mainline Android Kernel Support…
109: 2020 Let’s Get You On Funkwhale
Nov 19, 2019 • 71 min
Sadiq and Cristian talk about space capitalism video games, Apple finally fixing their keyboards, and take advantage of a boring Windows 10 update to Go90* about eGPUs. *Go90 is a registered trademark of Verizon LLC, used without permission Show Notes:…
108: Moral High Ground
Nov 6, 2019 • 58 min
Sadiq and Cristian talk about AirPods, take a big detour into audiophile land, laugh at WearOS, and ThinQ about BlizzCon. Show Notes: 00:00:34 - Notifications on iOS 00:05:42 - AirPods Pro 00:25:06 - Google Buys Fitbit 00:32:41 - BlizzCon (Part 1,…
107: I’m glad I don’t own any of these things, because I don’t trust these fuckers
Oct 24, 2019 • 66 min
Sadiq and Cristian talk about the latest Google hardware products while making fun of Blizzard and exploring Sadiq’s deep hatred for WiFi. Show Notes: 00:01:12 - Pixel 4 00:17:35 - Pixelbook Go 00:28:27 - Pixel Buds 00:33:36 - Nest Hardware 00:45:03 -…
106: Better Than Electron
Oct 16, 2019 • 72 min
Sadiq and Cristian talk some more about Destiny 2, discuss the latest Wired piece on the PlayStation 5 and then go deep into the latest macOS release. Show Notes: 00:00:33 - Destiny 2 Follow Up 00:09:36 - Sony Confirms More Information About The…
105: I’m Not Bringing the DAC To The Gym
Oct 8, 2019 • 77 min
Sadiq and Cristian talk about Microsoft’s October hardware event and Destiny 2: Shadowkeep. We also fall in and out of love with eGPUs and Bluetooth headphones. Show Notes: 00:00:04 - Surface Laptop 3 00:10:19 - Surface Pro 7 00:15:56 - Surface Pro X…
104: Windows Phone 8.1 Had The Best Keyboard
Sep 30, 2019 • 100 min
Show Notes: This week we talk about all the important new Apple OS releases and also Apple Arcade. 00:00:06 - Introduction: tvOS? 00:02:01 - iOS 13 00:42:58 - iPadOS 00:56:49 - WatchOS 6 01:06:18 - Sadiq’s Series 5 01:18:57 - Apple Arcade iOS and iPadOS…
103: Apple TV+ Is Not For The Teens
Sep 18, 2019 • 58 min
Sadiq and Cristian somehow manage to record while Cristian is out in the middle of the woods tethering from one bar of LTE. This week we talk about the Apple Fall iPhone Event. Show Notes: 00:00:33 - Apple Arcade 00:05:29 - Apple TV+ 00:08:46 - New iPad…
102: Cries In Tasker
Sep 9, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about good PC games, worry about Sakurai, talk about Animal Crossing, and go into Android 10. Show Notes: 00:01:30 - Control 00:15:12 - Gears 5 00:28:24 - Nintendo Direct 00:50:10 - Android 10 Games Corner: * Sadiq talks about…
101: Blasted By Sound
Aug 21, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about expensive phones, Free Software, the Open Web, and headphones. Content Warning: Jokes About SystemD Discourse, Bad Linux Jokes Show Notes: 00:00:20 - Galaxy Note 10 00:16:56 - XFCE 4.14 00:36:48 - Automattic Buying Tumblr…
100: Astro Headsets For The Homies
Aug 3, 2019
100 Episodes in, we’re still yelling about computers. We talk about Anime Games, Apple, Intel, and Samsung. Show Notes: 00:01:25 - Fire Emblem: Three Houses 00:19:16 - Apple Buys Intel’s Modem Business 00:24:36 - Contractors Listening To Siri Recordings…
99: We’ve Bought All of Linux
Jul 25, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about RAM, Kernel Extensions, Keyboards, and take a critical look at Cristian’s new PRO GAMER lifestyle. Show Notes: 00:00:01 - New Macbooks 00:23:56 - Dropbox 00:36:05 - Nintendo Switch Lite 00:52:09 - RAZER MINUTE POWERED BY…
98: Mine Bitcoin With Solar Energy
Jul 4, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about small computers, cancelled computers, and then rant about poorly designed computers. Show Notes: 00:00:37 - Raspberry Pi 4 00:10:10 - Google Canceling Tablets And Hangouts On Air 00:19:29 - Jony Ive Leaving Apple Raspberry Pi…
97: Tom Clancy Presents Shades Of Brown
Jun 19, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about E3 2019. Fuck Todd Howard. Show Notes: 00:00:01 - Destiny 2: Shadowkeep 00:12:19 - Microsoft 00:47:46 - Ubisoft 00:52:45 - Bethesda 00:57:53 - Square Enix 01:08:36 - Nintendo E3 2019: * Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Microsoft: *…
96: WWDC 2019
Jun 8, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian spend an hour talking about WWDC 2019 this week. Content Warning: Accidental Lewd Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Swift UI / Catalyst 00:12:17 - tvOS 00:18:38 - watchOS 00:28:58 - iOS 00:34:38 - iPadOS 00:47:40 - macOS 01:02:09 - Mac Pro Videos:…
95: AI Wars
May 26, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about Huawei, Playdate, and the 2019 MacBook Pros. Content Warning: Tech Politics, Vore Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Huawei 00:15:43 - Playdate 00:23:30 - 2019 MacBook Pros Huawei: * Huawei’s US ban: A look at the hardware (and software)…
94: Power BI, For The Gays
May 23, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about Microsoft Build, Google I/O, and the OnePlus 7 Pro. Show Notes: Content Warning: Slight Alcohol Talk 00:02:00 - Microsoft Build 00:24:05 - Google I/O 00:51:10 - OnePlus 7 Pro Microsoft Build 2019 * Top 5 announcements from…
93: A Luminary Move
May 6, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about F8, Oculus Quest, and the Valve Index. Show Notes: 00:00:33 - F8 00:28:48 - Oculus Quest 00:34:52 - Valve Index Facebook: * Facebook is trying to make the word “private” meaningless * Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the…
92: Fold Up
Apr 29, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian follow up on the Galaxy Fold for the second flap, make fun of Luminary and yell about the open web, and discuss WWDC leaks. Show Notes: 00:00:32 - Galaxy Fold “Fold Up” 00:08:56 - Luminary 00:26:39 - WWDC Leaks 00:42:05 - 8 Years Of…
91: Fold Fatale
Apr 21, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian fold in with the Samsung Knights, yell about esports casting, make fun of Microsoft, talk about the PS5, and then bop out to Beychella. Show Notes: 00:00:33 - Galaxy Fold 00:14:28 - Overwatch Minute 00:16:59 - Google Pixel “Lite” Event…
90: Top 10 Features
Apr 14, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about Web Browsers, iTunes, Android Bubbles, and make fun of Linux. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Preshow: Linux Blogs 00:04:18 - Microsoft Edge Chromium Builds Now Shipping 00:13:13 - iTunes Debundling 00:26:05 - Android Q Beta 2…
89: Services, Services, Services
Apr 6, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk shit about Apple this week. Show Notes: 00:01:15 - Apple News+ 00:12:50 - Apple Card 00:23:35 - Apple Arcade 00:26:51 - Apple TV+ 00:31:31 - RIP AirPower 00:34:33 - MacBook Pro Keyboards 00:41:18 - Sadiq’s New Tablet 00:47:15 -…
88: Weird Flacs But Ok
Mar 28, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about AirPods, that one MSI Dragon on the gamer motherboards, and streaming video games. Show Notes: 00:00:32 - iPad Air / Mini 00:07:21 - AirPods 2 00:16:24 - New iMacs 00:21:47 - Google Stadia 00:38:49 - xCloud News At GDC Apple…
87: Dropped Frames
Mar 17, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about Halo, Android Q, laugh at Google’s tablet team, and Spotify. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Halo MCC Coming To PC 00:11:40 - Android Q Beta 00:17:52 - Google Scaling Back Laptop And Tablet Team 00:20:39 - Spotify V Apple * Halo MCC…
86: what if, USB
Mar 3, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian finish going over MWC, then we pivot to talking about Excel, make fun of standards boards, and end by talking about video games. Show Notes: 00:00:43 - LG G8 ThinQ 00:06:36 - Sony’s Long Phone 00:15:37 - Microsoft Excel? 00:18:09 - USB…
85: Binary Blob Miracle
Feb 27, 2019
MWC is this week and Sadiq and Cristian talk about Samsung, Folding phones, Nokia, and Microsoft. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Samsung Galaxy S10’s 00:12:45 - Folding Phones 00:23:25 - Nokia’s 5 Camera Phone 00:25:23 - Microsoft At MWC Samsung: * Samsung Galaxy…
84: The Nation Of Gamers
Feb 17, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about more iOS enterprise certificates, subscription services, cross play, Crackdown 3, and Video Game Unions. Show Notes: 00:00:33 - More iOS Enterprise Certificate Abuses 00:04:33 - Apple’s March 25th Event 00:18:39 - Sony…
83: Walled Forests
Feb 16, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about bugs in iOS, Podcasting, and Apex Legends. Show Notes: 00:00:49 - FaceTime Bug 00:08:54 - Facebook Enterprise Certificate Revoked 00:21:13 - Spotify Buys Gimlet And Anchor 00:39:44 - Apex Legends Apple: Facetime bug [We are…
82: Kingdom Hearts 3
Feb 3, 2019
We did it, we spent an hour talking about Kingdom Hearts 3. Featuring Ace Jaycee. Content Warning: Kingdom Hearts 3 Spoilers Show Notes: Kingdom Hearts 3 * The Waypoint review * Understanding Kingdom Hearts (and every other story) | Unraveled * Kingdom…
81: Kingdom Hearts As A Service
Jan 30, 2019
I’m currently 9 hours into Kingdom Hearts 3 but I took a break to get y’all this podcast out, we talk about games and chat apps and phones. I wish you the best. —chosa Content Warning: Kingdom Hearts Spoilers, Chat App Discourse Show Notes: 00:00:00 -…
80: 2020 The Gamers Gonna Be Voting
Jan 21, 2019
Sadiq and Cristian talk about Kingdom Hearts 3 Leaking, Games, and then we laugh at Google. Show Notes: 00:00:03 - KINGDOM HEARTS 3 00:04:03 - Bungie Splitting From Activision 00:12:26 - Nintendo Switch 00:34:36 - Google Buys Smartwatch Tech From Fossil…
79: 8K + AI + 5G + TOILET
Jan 6, 2019
CES. God, why? This week is CES. Pray for us. Content Warning: Mild Politics, Shitposting Show Notes: 00:00:37 - Apple Updates Guidance For Earnings 00:08:33 - Nvidia’s 65inch 4K HDR TV 00:15:47 - Apple Is Putting iTunes On Samsung TVs 00:19:00 - SMART…
78: Sliding Scale Of Marginal Shittyness
Dec 25, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk shit about 2018 for an hour. Content Warning: Politics, Mild Lewd Talk, Hot Takes Show Notes: 00:01:00 - Supermicro Bloomberg Story 00:05:48 - Google+ 00:10:35 - Facebook’s Trash Year 00:19:53 - Sadiq’s Favorite Video Games…
77: Federated Porn Apps
Dec 20, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian follow up again on Game Stores, Sadiq has a problem with the new Planetside game, and we then discuss the recent Tumblr content policy change. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Discord’s Game Store Rev Share 00:12:31 - Sadiq Rants About Planetside…
76: Are The Kids Still Using Arch Linux?
Dec 10, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian follow up on the new Epic Games Store, take a short trip to Dongletown, and spend the rest of the episode yelling about the web. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - The Epic Games Store 00:10:08 - Dongletown 00:14:40 - NPM Package Flatmap…
75: Organize With ListServe!
Dec 4, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about their new computers, more Dragonfly news, video games, and media online. Content Warning: Politics Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Sadiq’s and Cristian’s New Computers00:27:13 - An Update On Dragonfly00:37:14 - Valve Changing Steam…
74: Nice For What? We’re Dragonborn
Nov 19, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about Fallout 76, Pokemon Let’s Go!, and this weeks New York Times investigation of Facebook. Content Warning: Politics Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Fallout 76 00:13:47 - Pokemon Let’s Go! 00:24:42 - Facebook’s Bad Week Fallout 76: *…
73: Monthly Arch Linux Installs On A Dell Latitude
Nov 12, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian take this week to talk about all of the major computing hardware releases this season. We also have a candid and very discussion on just what exactly is a computer. Show Notes: 00:01:08 - Surface Studio 2 00:08:07 - Surface Pro 6 and…
72: Y’all Could Just Quit
Nov 5, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about recent game releases which then turns into a discussion of working conditions inside games studios and this week’s walkout at Google. Content Warning: Politics, Sexual Harassment, Food Show Notes: 00:00:52 - Forza Horizon 4…
71: KDE Is Now A Part Of The Republic Of Gamers
Oct 29, 2018
Season 3 is here! Sadiq and Cristian catch up on major phone releases and major software releases from the past couple of months. Also a candid discussion of gaming phones. Show Notes: 00:01:19 - iPhone Xs and Xs Max00:12:37 - iPhone Xr00:23:34 - Pixel 3…
70: One Hundred Dollar Hole In My Heart
Aug 22, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about how culture and how software and games continuously changing and updating reflects in our conversations of that culture. Content Warning: Lewd, Politics, Food Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Some Brief Apple News00:09:18 - Rolling…
69: That Burrito Is Racist
Aug 14, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about Android 9.0 Pie, the Galaxy Note 9, the Galaxy Watch, the Galaxy Home, leaked new iPhone models, Infowars, fixing PUBG, new emojis, and the Magic Leap. Content Warning: Food, Politics, Nazis 00:01:32 - Android Pie 00:29:25 -…
68: It’s Not Sticky, Yet
Aug 4, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about Fortnite on Android, Google Smart Displays, the App Store affiliate program shutting down, a new round of chat app discourse, and a rumored Xbox streaming device. Content Warning: Food, Sex?, Chat App Discourse Show Notes:…
67: “I don’t know enough, but I like talking shit”
Jul 23, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian give an update on the Macbook Pro keyboards, talk about the Android Antitrust case, Roku TVs, give free marketing to MEATPUNKS, and then make hot takes about MOBAs. Content Warning: Food, Politics, Gamers Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Macbook…
66: Double Up On The Discourse
Jul 17, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about the new Macbook Pros, Photoshop on the iPad, the Surface Go, laugh at Android Go, and then we go into video games to talk about Destiny 2: Forsaken and Fortnite Season 5. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - New Macbook Pros 00:11:09 -…
65: #brandsponsored
Jul 9, 2018
Note: We’re testing a new VBR upload for this episode, if it breaks in your podcast player please email us or hit us up on Mastodon to let us know! Sadiq and Cristian talk about Sadiq’s crush on Todd Howard, Android P, the Xbox One July Update,…
64: Dongle Buds
Jul 1, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about Rolling Hamsters, Apple Maps, Macbook Keyboards, Youtube Music, the Surface USB-C Dongle, and Skype Redesign. Content Warning: Politics, Food, Chat App Discourse Show Notes: 00:01:38 - Wrecking Ball 00:08:00 - Apple Maps…
63: E3 2018
Jun 29, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk E3 2018. But Cristian lost their audio so we’re doing something new. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Microsoft 00:11:03 - EA & Ubisoft 00:15:04 - Anime Corner* 00:17:25 - Square Enix 00:20:29 - Bethesda 00:25:24 - Sony 00:29:05 - Nintendo…
62: The Moon Is Powerful
Jun 17, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about WWDC 2018. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Follow Up 00:06:15 - iOS 12 00:42:17 - WatchOS 5 00:55:41 - macOS 10.14 WWDC 2018 Listener e-mail from Jay: I can’t really answer the question of the week chosa posed for *favorite* terrible…
61: We’re Just Scaling
May 28, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about the Essential Phone being canceled, HTC U12+, LG G7 ThinQ, OnePlus 6, Steam Link being removed from the App Store, App Store Developers Union, Dongles, Xbox Accessibility Controller, USB C external GPUs, and then laugh at…
60: Google I/O Is Not Culture
May 14, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian discuss Microsoft Build 2018 and Google I/O 2018. Show Notes: 00:08:08 - Microsoft Build And Windows News 00:20:44 - Google Duplex 00:31:40 - ADT-2 00:32:46 - Android P 00:50:10 - Desktop Linux Apps On Chrome OS Developer Conferences…
59: Put The Switch In Your Mouth
May 2, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, the Xbox April 2018 Update, quickly mention Spotify’s free tier redesign, and then discuss Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe. Content Warning: Discussions of Sexual Abuse and Transphobia in the…
58: The Return Of Chat App Discourse
Apr 25, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about Chat, not Google Chat but just Chat. RCS and Google’s 69th new chat initiative. They also talk about Telegram and Chrome’s design refresh plus Sadiq got a Nintendo Switch. There’s a lot of yelling about chatting and design.…
57: It Always Comes Back To John McAfee
Apr 18, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about emails, Apple being creepy, Apple being bad at words, T-Mobile being ridiculous, and blogs. Cristian also pretends to be an engineer at Apple and a SoundCloud rapper. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Preshow: La Croix Please Give Me…
56: Gargamel Isn’t Learning Swift
Apr 9, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian get in their feels about desktop Linux for an hour. Show Notes: * Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro Will Be Shaped By Workflows * Microsoft reorg shakes up Windows group, Windows leader Terry Myerson departs Contact: * Cristian on Mastodon * Sadiq…
55: g suite like g unit
Apr 2, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3, macOS 10.13.4, the Apple education event, and Destiny 2’s Go Fast update. Content Warning: Politics, Random Thunder Noises, Food Show Notes: 00:00:25 - Apple’s OS Updates 00:22:28 - Apple’s Education…
54: Shades Unplugged
Mar 25, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian spend an hour bullshitting about music, race, philosophy, politics, and vendor lock in for about an hour. Content Warning: We are in extreme bullshit mode near the end when we’re talking about politics, some of the opinions in this…
53: Update Your Software
Mar 20, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about the Galaxy S9 some more, new Fitbit watches, and next week’s Apple event. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Galaxy S9 00:24:34 - Fitbit Versa and Ace 00:42:29 - Apple buying Texture and next weeks event * Samsung S9 reviews * Ars…
52: Salty iOS Users
Mar 12, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian follow up on Android Go, talk about the first Android P Developer Preview, make fun of Alexa, make fun of Cristian for getting a HomePod, and then talk about Battle Royale Games. Show Notes: 00:00:21 - Android Followup and P 00:24:27 -…
51: Android Go Away
Feb 28, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about Alto’s Odyssey, mobile games, the Galaxy S9, and Android Go phones shown off at Mobile World Congress. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Alto’s Odyssey 00:21:14 - Mobile Game Recommendations 00:29:00 - Samsung Galaxy S9 00:40:09 -…
50 🎉: 50 Shades Of The Fiefdoms
Feb 14, 2018
It’s our 50th episode spectacular! Sadiq and Cristian talk about what they did in the first episode, which is every major tech company and where they stand today. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so much for being apart of this journey with…
49: A National ID For Gamers
Feb 4, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about chat apps, design, privacy, and loot boxes. It’s Shades Of Brown bingo! Show Notes: 00:00:51 - How WeChat Came to Rule China 00:10:48 - Apple Delaying iOS Features To Focus On Stability 00:26:19 - Microsoft Letting Users View…
48: Tide Pods Are Free Speech
Jan 22, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian talk about YouTube for 40 minutes. Content Warning: Suicide, Bigotry, Politics Show Notes: Youtube Has A Fake Peppa Pig Problem YouTube is leaving its creators in the dark Additional Changes to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) to…
47: CES Is Terrible
Jan 15, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian make fun of CES for half an hour, and then they talk about Final Fantasy 15 and Tacoma. Show Notes: 00:00:58 - CES 2018 00:30:03 - Final Fantasy 15 (no spoilers) 00:38:35 - Final Fantasy 15 (spoilers) 00:46:12 - Tacoma (no spoilers)…
46: Microblogs
Jan 3, 2018
Sadiq and Cristian follow up on the Apple Battery Debacle from last week, talk about Google’s still developing OS Fuchsia, and we take a look at a new open standards based social network, Show Notes: 00:00:27 - iPhone Battery Replacement…
45: It’s “bump in the whip” Dad!
Dec 28, 2017
Cristian and Sadiq talk Google fighting fragmentation, Apple throttling iPhones, Apple taking a page from Microsoft’s book, and we talk albums of the year. Show Notes: 00:00:11 - Google requiring new apps submitted to the Play Store to target the most…
44: Loot Box Discourse Is The New Chat App Discourse
Dec 15, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown we talk about the iMac Pro, drama surrounding Destiny 2, and we talk about our top games of 2017. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - iMac Pro 00:16:00 - Destiny 2 Curse Of Osiris Discourse 00:36:09 - Our Games Of The Year iMac Pro MKBHD…
43: Americans And Their Hamburger Discourse
Dec 6, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown we talk lots about software updates. Apple had a software update cycle, as did Google. We also discuss the state of Apple’s software quality. Microsoft announced new Windows 10 on ARM devices and Amazon and Google are fighting…
42: Loss Of Connectivity
Nov 29, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown we talk about new features in Windows 10, Cristian takes a look at Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, and Sadiq talks about his time without internet connectivity last weekend. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Hello! 00:00:30 - Windows 10…
41: Stop Using Google Chrome
Nov 16, 2017
This weeks on Shades Of Brown we talk about the latest Firefox release, laugh at Need For Speed: Payback, get sad about Midnight Club, laugh again at the Razer Phone, and talk about Music Streaming Exclusives. Show Notes: Mozilla Firefox Quantum | A…
40: Dos Equis
Nov 8, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown we talk about the iPhone X and the Xbox One X. Yes we know it’s pronounced iPhone Ten. Don’t @ us. Show Notes: iPhone X Links: The Verge Ars Technica Buzzfeed TechCrunch Mashable Austin Mann’s in-depth camera review Daring…
39: Death By Microtransaction
Oct 31, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown we talk about the latest drama over iPhone review units and microtransactions in video games. Show Notes: Various Links About The iPhone Drama: Marco Being Salty Stephen Hackett On This Drama…
38: Burn in, Burn out
Oct 28, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown, we’re discussing all of Microsoft’s Fall OS releases. We also discuss the latest Google Pixel Drama and the Surface Book 2. Plus Cristian has an iPhone 8 and talks about their experience with it. Show Notes: Microsoft OS…
37: B2B
Oct 26, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown, we talk about AIM being shut down, Groove Music also being shut down, and an unreleased released Windows Phone device. We also discuss Microsoft Mixed Reality on Windows 10 and Edge for iOS and Android. Plus a bit on…
36: Bread Of Our Talents
Oct 5, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown, we talk about every OS Apple has released this year. tvOS, watchOS, macOS, and iOS are all discussed in depth. Strap in, we go long. Show Notes: * tvOS 11 * New Javascript based apps. * Updated TV app is actually very good. *…
35: Sadiq versus the Pixelbook
Sep 21, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown we talk about Destiny 2 and the huge Google Pixel Event Leak. Plus Cristian reviews Oreos again. Show Notes: Destiny 2 What do we think? Story/Campaign Visual design Mechanical design Memorable characters Failsafe! Actual…
34: 2017, What A Year?
Sep 16, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown, we talk about the September Apple Event. Show Notes: Keynote video Retail Updates Apple Watch Series 3 watchOS 4 Apple TV 4K * Patreon of the week: Crow Moore iPhone 8/8+ iPhone X Sadiq had some thoughts on Mastodon * MKBHD…
33: Another One
Sep 12, 2017
This week, we do a follow up segment on Android Oreo. We also talk about the announcement of a brand new Android One phone. Cristian reviews another Oreo. We discuss tips and tricks for figuring out if a particular tech news/video is just marketing fluff…
32: The Crunch Quality
Sep 4, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown, we talk about the next iPhone event, the new Youtube design, ARCore and the LG V30. Also: Cristian reviews Oreos. Show Notes: Followup Wireless USB Apple’s iPhone 8 event is happening on September 12th New YouTube YouTube’s…
31: Enough With The Puns
Aug 25, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown, we discuss the Xbox One X launch, Android Oreo, the Essential Phone, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Plus a sidebar on the best Oreos and Airpods. Show Notes: Microsoft outlines the upgrade procedures for Xbox One X Project…
30: Memory Lane
Aug 16, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown, we take a trip through memory lane and talk about our collective experiences with old Linux distributions and Chromebooks. Show Notes: Cristian talks ChromeOS, Chromebooks, their experiences with the CR-48. ChromeOS CR-48 -…
29: Cristian Was Wrong
Aug 10, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown, we talk about bad Google things, cool Mozilla things, dope Windows accessibility features, a bad Android phone, and Cristian admits they are wrong about fluent design. Show Notes: * Google reportedly building Snapchat…
28: Crack That .INI
Aug 2, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown, we talk about Microsoft news, Galaxy Note 8 leaks, Chrome’s new built in ad blocker, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Tyler The Creators new album Scum Fuck Flower Boy. Show Notes: Microsoft offers new ways to buy Surfaces, cheapo…
27: Spark A Purchase
Jul 20, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown we talk about a OnePlus bug, Microsoft being bad at naming things, Amazon’s new social network, Apple’s latest lawsuit and the new 2DS XL. Sadiq is also wrong about Nintendo games. Show Notes: OnePlus 911 bug Then they fixed…
26: Fanning Out The Fire
Jul 15, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown we talk about new Google Pixel rumors, Samsung doing dumb things, W3C EME Web DRM Acronyms, and a memorial service for Windows Phone is held. Show Notes: Exclusive: This is the 2017 Google Pixel “XL,” with low-bezel AMOLED…
25: Uncle Jay
Jul 6, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown we talk about Samsung being unable to ship things, Microsoft being unable to ship things, and maybe Apple not being able to ship things on the new iPhone. We also discuss Jay-Z’s new album 4:44. Show Notes: Samsung’s “Bixby”…
24: Be Explicit, Be Honest
Jun 30, 2017
This week on Shades of Brown, we talk about moderation on social networks and how hate speech and abuse should be policed. We also have a discussion about Mastodon and how the network moderates itself. Also, even though I (this is Cristian here) do…
23: Classic Tech Podcast
Jun 23, 2017
This week on Shades Of Brown we take a break from talking about the major tech companies and have a classic tech podcast. Topics include Android phones and web browsers. It’s basically 2012 all over again. Show Notes: OnePlus 5: * MKBHD review * Ars…
22: @LauraKBuzz Was Right
Jun 14, 2017
This week we talk about E3, but Cristian really just wants to talk about Microsoft and Nintendo while Sadiq wants to talk about Assassin’s Creed. Show Notes: EA Anthem, the new Bioware IP Anthem official gameplay reveal FIFA 2018 Star Wars: Battlefront 2…
21: Dub Dub Bonanza
Jun 8, 2017
This week we talk WWDC. Which means we get excited about things like a new source code editor. Also, some bonus pre-E3 stuff. Show notes: XCode 9 * New source code editor * 60FPS scrolling * Faster file opens * New refactoring system * Contextual…
20: Tim said so
Jun 1, 2017
This week is a lot of pre-WWDC chatter, predictions, wishful thinking, you name it. Show notes: Pre-WWDC talk, predictions, wish lists: * Swift * Just OSS things * iOS * Lots of iPad stuff * Finder for iOS *, smart inboxes? * More apps looking…
19: HyperText is the Culture
May 25, 2017 • 29 min
We bring the culture this week with a lot of hip-hop talk. Also, a side-note about Intel and Thunderbolt because we can’t resist a bit of tech talk. Show notes: * Intel to make Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free in bid to spur adoption * T-Wayne by T-Pain *…
18: Will it ship?
May 21, 2017 • 31 min
This week, it is all Google I/O 2017. Google this, Google that. Google everything. Also, why does Google hate Canada? Show notes: * Google Lens * The Google Assistant comes to iOS * Google Assistant on iOS vs. Siri * New Google Home features * Update to…
17: As the kids say, FDS
May 11, 2017 • 30 min
This week, we have another sitdown to talk about the latest Microsoft news. And to also get upset about the changes in their design language. We have a new logo as well! Please let us know what you think about it as we’re still open to any feedback on it!…
16: Surfaces
May 4, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode we talk about the Surface Laptop and the Google Docs phishing attack. An earlier version of this episode that some of you may have downloaded was not edited properly, apologies for that. The current file should be the proper episode. Show…
15: Retrospective
Apr 26, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode we talk about some video game trailers: Forza Horizon 3 and the next Call of Duty game. We then talk about Uber’s new shenanigans. Last but definitely not least, we take a trip down memory lane and have a retrospective talk about Destiny.…
14: Hope
Apr 20, 2017 • 57 min
Today we bring you hope in the form of a federated social network and some good music. We talk about Mastodon and DAMN. Show notes: Mastodon: * What is GNU social and is Mastodon Social a “Twitter Clone”? by rw * GNU Social * postActiv * Mastodon * Ten…
13: Some Sort of Theoretical Level
Apr 13, 2017 • 42 min
This week’s episode is very Microsoft heavy, we talk Windows 10 Creators Update and Project Scorpio. We then balance it out by being sad about the state of Ubuntu and a small rant about PSN purchases. Show notes: Windows 10 Creators Update: * Review:…
12: It’s just good enough
Apr 5, 2017
We’re back, again. Sorry. Are we still friends? This week, we talk about Twitter, phones and games. Show Notes: Twitter’s Dumpster Fire: * Now on Twitter: 140 characters for your replies * The New Twitter @-Replies Are Giving Me an Ulcer by Sarah Jeong…
11: #courage
Sep 12, 2016 • 47 min
The bi-annual podcast returns for another episode this week! We talk about games and computers, and surprisingly refrain from making a dongle joke. Show Notes: Microsoft: * Xbox One S * Halo 5 Forge * ReCore Sony: * PS4 Pro * PS4 Pro won’t be better in…
10: The Big Kahunas
Jun 19, 2016 • 50 min
Season 2, Episode 10. Yes, that is how we roll. We are back after an extended period to discuss the two big events that happened recently. E3, where we get over hyped for games that are never as good as presented and WWDC where..actually never mind, stuff…
9: CryptoWars 2.0
Feb 19, 2016 • 35 min
In this week’s episode, we talk about a lot of culture and the trends in the music industry, Sadiq rants about broken PC games more than he probably should and we all revisit the world of dystopia with the Apple vs. FBI issue. Things we talked about in…
8: One’s a shooter RPG, the other is a RPG shooter
Jan 30, 2016 • 24 min
It’s only been a week since our last episode right? Right?! Well anyway, we’re back with more quality content! Please help us help you build your brand. Things we talked about in the episode: * Erased * Apple revenue earnings * Windows Phone died again *…
It’s about infrastructure
Nov 19, 2015 • 39 min
WE’RE BACK. Google, Microsoft, Apple, all in one shindig. What a time to be alive. I do this for you, I know it’s been a while since we’ve spoken, but always know you’re in my heart. Bae. Topics Mentioned in the Episode: Cibele Undertale Windows 10…
Fedoras are back
Oct 12, 2015 • 37 min
In today’s episode we talk about the big three (Apple, Google, Microsoft), silicon lotteries, and Sadiq is way too hyped by a DJ Premier beat. Links: * The iPhones 6S * Analyzing Apple’s Statement on TSMC and Samsung A9 SoCs * Nexus 5X * Nexus 6P *…
Not A Hideo Kojima game
Sep 20, 2015 • 40 min
In today’s episode we talk about MGS5 and its fanservice, Cristian goes all fanboy over Taken King, and Sadiq actually read an entire iOS 9 review. We also roll our eyes at the silliness of ad block Twitter. Links: * The Quiet Conversation * Destiny…
Literally A #shitpost
Sep 2, 2015 • 29 min
This week on the show we discuss poetry, IFA is happening, plus we pick at a bunch of low hanging fruit. Cristian also realizes that he has the best eyebrows in the game. Sadiq sucks at Hotline Miami 2. Next week, the Stipes Corporation takes over! Links:…
Loot Simulator 2015
Aug 18, 2015 • 25 min
This week on Two Shades of Brown: We talk about the video games in our lives and how video game music influences the gamer experience. Cristian goes off on a expected tangent about the Destiny skinner box and Sadiq fanboys over a game series he hasn’t…
Desktops are exciting again
Aug 4, 2015 • 30 min
This week on two shades of brown: We talk about Windows 10 instead of Assassins Creed, sorry. Sadiq realizes he might move off of thunderbird, Cristian goes off on another tangent, and so much more. Links: Windows 10 Review: The Verge As always, you can…
Not To Sound Like A Valley Egghead
Jul 28, 2015 • 37 min
This week on two shades of brown, we get off to a weird start, yell at each other about #brands, and Sadiq realizes he hates Google Chrome. Show Notes: Facebook Instant Articles John Gruber: Content Blockers and iMore Federico Viticci on Twitter The Verge…
State Of The Fiefdoms
Jul 14, 2015 • 58 min
Show Notes: This week, we pilot! Major Tech companies are discussed, Cristian goes vegetarian! Are our #brands activated? Links Mentioned: iOS 9 First Look Google’s Open Source iBeacon Competitor Why Hamburger Menus Suck