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76: Are The Kids Still Using Arch Linux?
Dec 10
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, micro.blog. 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 http://archive.is/26g4t…
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 * Mail.app, 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