Silicon Theory Podcast

Silicon Theory Podcast

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We love all things tech, and give our opinions, n…
Galaxy Note 9 Discusssion (and a little bit about the Pixel 3)
Aug 10 • 49 min
Shawn and Sean P talk about the Galaxy Note 9 announcement from Samsung. Is the phone awesome? Is it a huge jump over the Note 8? Is it too expensive? Listen on to find out the answers to these and a whole host of other questions! ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to…
Pixel 3 Leaks
Jul 30 • 11 min
Shawn talks about the photos that leaked this past weekend of the Pixel 3XL and what he likes and doesn’t like about them. ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** Our YouTube Channel - http://youtube.com/c/silicontheory ~~Support Silicon Theory…
ST Weekly Jul.28.2018
Jul 28 • 7 min
Shawn discusses what was new and interesting from Google, Apple, and everyone else for the week ending July 28th, 2018. ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** Our YouTube Channel - http://youtube.com/c/silicontheory ~~Support Silicon Theory when…
Android P Is Near…how Will It Change Android?
Jul 27 • 11 min
Shawn talks about what the 5th beta version of Android P being released means, and how the changes and innovations that the new version of the operating system might look for Android users in the future. ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** Our…
Bits Of This And That
Jul 23 • 15 min
In lieu of a ST Weekly show from last week, please enjoy getting caught up on bits of this and that from all of tech, from Google, Apple, and a few others! ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** As mentioned in the show, check out the links below…
Apple #throttlegate strikes again
Jul 19 • 7 min
Shawn talks about the recent news that should concern owners of the new high end Apple MacBook Pro machines, specifically those with the hexa-core i9 processor. There may be some thermal design issues that make this machine not a great value. ***SUBSCRIBE…
Apple Lied To Us (sort of)
Jul 16 • 6 min
Shawn talks about some follow up items from the Apple MacBook Pro hardware announcement, including some unusual findings when the keyboard was torn down by iFixit. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel for the video that started this whole discussion,…
Episode 49 - Note9 Rumors (and why 2019 will be better for smartphones)
Jul 12 • 47 min
Sean P and Shawn are back together again! This week, we discuss the latest rumors surrounding the upcoming Note9 device from Samsung, and why its similarity to the Note8 might be a bad thing. We also then dive into why this may be a “transition” year for…
Vlog #8 - 2018’s Been a Smartphone Disappointment
Jul 9 • 6 min
Shawn rants for a little bit about why 2018 has been such a disappointment so far for most major smartphone OEMs. 2017 was great, but listen on to find out whey 2018 might be a year to pass on a new device. ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content***…
ST Weekly - Jul.07.2018
Jul 7 • 8 min
Shawn discusses what was new and interesting from Google, Apple, and everyone else for the week ending July 7th, 2018. ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** As mentioned in the show, check out the links below as well for… You can find all of our…
ST Weekly - Jun.23.2018
Jun 23 • 10 min
Shawn discusses what was new and interesting from Google, Apple, and everyone else for the week ending June 23rd, 2018. ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** As mentioned in the show, check out the links below as well for… iMore article on the…
ST Weekly - Jun.02.2018
Jun 2 • 10 min
Shawn discusses what was new and interesting from Google, Apple, and everyone else for the week ending June 2nd, 2018. ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** As mentioned in the show, check out the links below as well for… LG G7 ThinQ review:…
Emergency Pixel Pod - May.28.2018
May 28 • 21 min
Shawn and Sean P. discuss the recent Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL tempered glass rumors and what it might mean for the future of Google’s mobile hardware line. Be sure to check it ou! ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** As mentioned in the show,…
ST Weekly - May.26.2018
May 26 • 10 min
Shawn talks about what was new and interesting this week from Google, Apple, and everyone else - for the week ending May 26th, 2018 - you can find our podcast wherever fine podcasts are sold! ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** As mentioned in…
LG G7 ThinQ Review
May 23 • 7 min
Shawn talks about the style and substance of what makes up the LG G7 ThinQ smartphone. There is a lot of competition out there in the smartphone space, and LG enters the fray with their latest flagship. Does it do enough to make it your next mobile device…
RED Hydrogen One Hands-On and Impressions
May 20 • 9 min
Shawn got a chance to head to Hollywood and spend a bit of time at the exclusive RED Hydrogen One Sneak Peak - he describes the experience of using the prototypes of the phone and some of the other experiences that were demonstrated at the RED Studios…
Google IO Day 1 Thoughts
May 9 • 56 min
Shawn and Sean P discuss the announcements from day 1 of Google’s Developer and Software conference, and discuss what impact these updates and changes might have on those who use them - you can find our podcast wherever fine podcasts are sold!…
ST Weekly - May.05.2018
May 6 • 12 min
Shawn talks about what was new and interesting this week from Google, Apple, and everyone else - for the week ending May 5th, 2018 - you can find our podcast wherever fine podcasts are sold! ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** As mentioned in…
LG G7 ThinQ Thoughts
May 4 • 4 min
Shawn gives some of his general first impressions and thoughts after having attended the G7 ThinQ launch event, and some of the information about the device (including price and availability) which were not available on the day of the event. ***SUBSCRIBE…
Episode 48 - LG G7 Preview
May 1 • 27 min
Shawn is in NYC to cover the global launch of LG’s newest flagship phone the G7 ThinQ - he and Sean P chat via conference call about what is known about the device so far, and what we hope to see and be able to get hands on with. Make sure to follow our…
ST Weekly - Apr.28.2018
Apr 28 • 13 min
Shawn covers all the new and interesting news from Google, Apple, and everyone else for the week ending April 28th, 2018. ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** As mentioned in the video, check out the links below as well for… Peel Super Thin…
ST Weekly - Apr.21.2018
Apr 21 • 14 min
Shawn talks about some of the most interesting tech news featuring Google, Apple, and Everyone Else for the week ending April 21st, 2018 - you can also find our video content at youtube.com/c/silicontheory ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content***…
ST Weekly - Apr.15.2018
Apr 14 • 11 min
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ST Weekly - Apr.07.2018
Apr 7 • 10 min
Shawn covers the top news from Google, Apple, and everyone else for the week ending April 8th, 2018 ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** As mentioned in the video, check out the links below as well for… MKBHD iMac Pro review -…
Vlog #5 - I watched the new Krypton TV show and…
Mar 26 • 3 min
Have you seen the new pilot for Krypton? Shawn has watched it and gives a few of his first impressions and a quick overview of what you might expect if you haven’t watched it yet. There are some SPOILERS but fair warning is given. ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to…
Vlog #4 - Best Buy Dumps Huawei - But Is That A Good Thing?
Mar 24 • 7 min
Shawn discusses the recent report that Best Buy is going to stop carrying Huawei branded smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches in its retail stores. Is this a good or bad thing? ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** You can find all of our…
Vlog #3 - We have a Facebook problem
Mar 24 • 5 min
Shawn talks about the recent scandal surrounding Facebook, Cambridge Analystica, and the misuse of approximately 50 million people’s data as a result. ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** You can find all of our content at www.silicontheory.com…
ST Weekly - Mar.17.2018
Mar 18 • 12 min
Shawn from Silicon Theory talks about the latest news from this week covering Google, Apple, and everyone else. Make sure you subscribe on your favorite podcast platform to stay in the know! ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** You can find all…
ST Weekly - Mar.10.2018
Mar 10 • 4 min
Shawn covers the latest happenings the world of tech for the week - you can also find our video related content at http://www.youtube.com/c/silicontheory ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** You can find all of our content at…
ST Weekly - Mar.03.18
Mar 3 • 7 min
Shawn discusses some of the important happenings in tech for the week ending March 3rd, 2018… ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** As mentioned in the video, check out the links below… You can find all of our content at www.silicontheory.com…
Episode 47 - MWC 2018 Recap
Mar 1 • 64 min
Sean P and Shawn further explore what they liked and didn’t like about the launch event at Mobile World Congress 2018. Is the S9 a good value? Did Samsung do enough to keep their spot at the top of the Android OEM heap?Why should be be thinking about…
Episode 46 - Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review
Feb 28 • 5 min
Shawn discusses the Peak Design Everyday Backpack after having used it for 3 months. This is a bag mostly designed for photography and videography enthusiasts, but COULD it also be FOR YOU? Listen and see…if you don’t mind the high price tag. ***SUBSCRIBE…
ST Weekly - Feb.24.2018
Feb 24 • 8 min
ST Weekly is a weekly podcast covering the latest news (and our takes on it) from the worlds of Google, Apple, and everyone else. Check out the Silicon Theory radio station on Anchor.fm for daily content Monday through Friday. ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get…
ST Weekly - Feb.17.2018
Feb 17 • 2 min
Qualcomm, YouTube TV, Essential, and Huawei with Best Buy all made news the week ending February 17th, 2018 - I’m Shawn from Silicon Theory, and welcome to ST Weekly You can find all of our content at www.silicontheory.com - you can also find our video…
Episode 45 - Apple Airpods Review
Feb 14 • 6 min
I talk about my use of the Apple AirPods, some features with both an iPhone as well as an Android phone, and whether or not the price versus convenience makes them a worthy buy at $159 - also, there is now an app for Android phones that can give you some…
ST Weekly - Feb.10.2018
Feb 10 • 4 min
A new weekly show that covers the most interesting topics in tech, and giving you thoughts and opinions on them. ***SUBSCRIBE TODAY to get all of our content*** You can find all of our content at www.silicontheory.com **CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL** We are…
Episode 44 - Best of CES 2018
Jan 16 • 26 min
Sean P and I talk about what caught our eye at CES 2018. The Consumer Electronic Show always has the best, wildest, and most outlandish tech - some of which actually even makes it to the marketplace. We cover some of the most interesting hardware as well…
Episode 43 - Moto X4 Review
Jan 5 • 8 min
Sean P describes what he likes and doesn’t like about the new Moto X device - the Moto X4 - make sure you are subscribed to get all of our content. You can also find our video reviews and other content at youtube.com/c/silicontheory Follow us on social -…
Episode 42 - LG V30 Review
Jan 5 • 11 min
Sean P covers what he enjoyed about the LG V30 flagship - make sure you subscribe to get all of our content - you can also find our video reviews at youtube.com/c/silicontheory Follow us on social - we are @silicontheory on Facebook, Twitter, and…
Episode 41 - Best and Worst of 2017 in Smartphones
Jan 3 • 37 min
Shawn and Sean P discuss what some of they think the best and worst moments of the past year have been. This podcast is the audio from the video show, but you can also find the video if you choose at youtube.com/c/silicontheory Make sure you follow on…
Episode 40 - 2017 Google Pixel Event Recap (part 2)
Oct 5, 2017 • 30 min
In part 2 of the pod, Sean P and Shawn tackle the merits of each Pixel device and debate (vigorously at times) whether or not the Pixel 2 is a good value proposition and how Google might find some measure of success. Subscribe and check them out on…
Episode 40 - 2017 Google Pixel Event Recap (part 1)
Oct 5, 2017 • 35 min
In part 1 of the Google Event recap, Sean P and Shawn discuss all of the hardware items that were announced during the launch event. There is a lot to cover, so part 1 is an overview and some of their thoughts, and part 2 will dive a bit deeper into the…
Episode 39 - 2017 Apple iPhone Event Recap
Sep 13, 2017 • 72 min
Brace yourself - this is a long one. Sean P and Shawn discuss all the major hardware items announced at this event, and BE WARNED: THERE IS SOME COLORFUL LANGUAGE USED DURING THIS EPISODE. Apple Watch, Apple TV 4k, and both versions of the newest iPhone…
Episode 38 - Essential Phone Review Roundup
Aug 28, 2017 • 30 min
Shawn and Sean P talk about the reviews of the Essential phone that have come out so far. What do people like, and what don’t they like? Is the camera hot garbage or is it maybe not so bad? Will Essential be able to put the phones in the hands of people…
Episode 37 - Galaxy Note 8 Launch Discussion
Aug 28, 2017 • 27 min
Sean P and I take a few minutes to discuss the Note 8 mobile phone announcement from Samsung. We dive into the specs, if this phone is the greatest smartphone ever made, and is it too expensive. Make sure you subscribe and leave us a 5 star iTunes rating…
Episode 36 - July:August Rumor Roundup
Aug 8, 2017 • 64 min
Buckle up - this one is a longer Silicon Theory podcast, but you get a lot more for your money! We cover a little bit of news about the Galaxy S8 Active, then move on the rumors about phones from Samsung, LG, Huawei, Google, and Apple. There’s a TON of…
Episode 35 - Moto Z2 Play Review
Aug 1, 2017 • 41 min
Now that Sean P is back from vacation and has spent some time with the Z2 Play, we are ready to give you our thoughts on this mid tier offering from Lenovo & Motorola. And we want to take the time to thank Motorola and their marketing affiliates for…
Episode 34 - Where have all the good small smartphones gone?
Jul 18, 2017 • 5 min
Shawn has a few musings on the future of small smartphones…mainly, IS there a future for them at all? This is a short philosophical podcast discussing many existential questions for about 5 minutes. Be sure to subscribe to get all of the new episodes as…
Episode 33 - OnePlus 5 Review Discussion
Jul 3, 2017 • 40 min
Shawn and Sean P discuss their review of the OnePlus 5 device. We cover display, performance, camera, and more in this podcast. If you are considering purchasing this mobile phone and making it your daily driver, make sure you listen to this podcast…
Episode 32 - OnePlus 5 Launch Discussion
Jun 21, 2017 • 37 min
Shawn and Sean P both watched the live launch event for the new OnePlus 5 mobile phone - they discuss their thoughts around the device, how OnePlus is approaching their sales and pricing strategy, as well as thoughts on what the future holds for them.…
Episode 31 - The Essential Phone Announcement and Carrier Support Discussion
Jun 7, 2017 • 26 min
Shawn and Sean P discuss the new announcements from Essential, including their new mobile phone. In addition, we do a deeper dive into what phones that lack carrier support at the 4 major wireless carriers need to do in order to be successful in the US.…
Episode 30 - Apple WWDC 2017 Recap
Jun 6, 2017 • 48 min
Shawn & Sean P discuss all the major announcements of the first day of Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference 2017. We cover all the major software and hardware products, and give our thoughts on whether they were hits, misses, or somewhere in between.…
Episode 29 - Google I/O 2017 Look Back
May 23, 2017 • 39 min
Shawn and Sean P. discuss what was interesting to them from the most recent 3 day Google I/O event - WARNING: this podcast dives very deep into nerd territory, so buckle up for a bunch of tech talk. We discuss changes to Android O, Google Home, and more!…
Episode 28 - HTC U11 Announcement
May 22, 2017 • 21 min
Shawn and Sean P. discuss the launch announcement of the new flagship from HTC, the U11. On paper it looks like it can compete with my of the other flagships this year….do we think it will be able to stand toe to toe with the Galaxy S8 and LG G6? Listen…
Episode 27 - May Rumor Roundup
May 11, 2017 • 42 min
Shawn and Sean P. discuss the rumors this month surrounding new devices from Motorola, HTC, OnePlus, and even Apple. Tune in for all for the latest - and be sure to subscribe to get all the latest episodes!
Episode 26 - The Galaxy S8 Plus Not Quite Review
May 8, 2017 • 19 min
Sean P joins Shawn to discuss his 2 weeks of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus ownership. Since this phone has already talked about at length, we try to focus on his user experience and discuss what was better and/or worse than he expected. Subscribe to ensure you…
Episode 25 - AR, VR, and the future of our reality
Apr 27, 2017 • 13 min
Shawn discusses augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and what might be ahead for the future of humanity if these technologies become a very important part of our daily lives. Be sure to subscribe to get all the latest episodes!
Episode 24 - Silicon Theories | April Edition
Apr 10, 2017 • 6 min
This episode is the audio version of one of the features at Silicon Theory. In the April Edition, Shawn gives a few thoughts on whether AI assistants are useful in our daily lives, if Tesla is really a more valuable company than Ford, and what HTC might…
Episode 23 - Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Discussion
Apr 6, 2017 • 47 min
We talk about the official launch of the newest Samsung Galaxy phones, discuss our first impressions, what we like and don’t, and give a quick comparison to another recently launched flagship, the LG G6 - be sure to subscribe on your favorite platform to…
Episode 22 - Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus preview
Apr 3, 2017 • 4 min
A quick preview of our coverage of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices - Shawn talks about his top 5 thoughts after getting some hands on time with both devices - subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, or SoundCloud to get all the latest episodes!
Episode 21 - March Rumor Roundup
Mar 17, 2017 • 31 min
Wherein Shawn and Sean discuss the latest rumors around mobile devices from Google, Samsung, Xioami, HTC, and Apple. Tune in to hear the latest goings-on from these major tech companies. Download, stream, and subscribe to get all the latest. Leave us a 5…
Episode 20 - MWC 2017 Look Back
Mar 14, 2017 • 39 min
Wherein we discuss the major announcements of the Mobile World Congress event of 2017. We touch on offerings from LG, Huawei, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, and Samsung. Check out our recap and links to the new devices at www.silicontheory.com - subscribe on your…
Episode 19 - Android Wear 2.0 and Smartwatches - Has their time come at last?
Feb 20, 2017 • 16 min
Shawn discusses the release of Android Wear 2.0, the release of the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style, and whether or not smart watches may find a bigger market this year. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform!
Episode 18 - February Rumor Roundup
Feb 14, 2017 • 46 min
in our latest episode, we talk about the Huawei Mate 9 coming to US shores, tackle rumors of what LG and Samsung might have in store with their next releases, and what we might come to expect from Mobile World Congress. We even discuss the reasons why the…
Episode 17 - January Rumor Roundup
Jan 9, 2017 • 40 min
We visit the rumors surrounding new devices from makers including: Samsung, LG, HTC and Apple. We spend a bit of time also discussing the philosophy and strategy of Samsung (post Note 7 issues) and Apple (after having several recent products not receive…
Episode 16 - Best of Tech 2016
Jan 9, 2017 • 30 min
We discuss the best of tech in 2016. We cover best display, battery life, mobile camera, best value for the money, and best overall device. Tune in and get our take on the year that was 2016 in mobile phone technology. Be sure to subscribe to get all the…
Episode 15 - Google Pixel Hands On & 1st Impressions
Oct 26, 2016 • 32 min
We’ve got the Pixel XL in house and discuss our thoughts and first impressions. Did Google produce a winner by making a small and larger device with the same specs (other than battery and display resolution)? We chat up what went right or wrong with the…
Episdoe 14 - The Rise & Fall of the Note 7, Part 2
Oct 24, 2016 • 25 min
In part 2 of the Rise & Fall of the Note 7, Sean P and I discuss the debacle that was the launch, recall, and re-recall of the Note 7. We quickly recap the whole situation and Sean P. gives his impressions on the device that he loved the most; the short…
Episode 13 - The Rise & Fall of the Note 7, Part 1
Oct 18, 2016 • 20 min
In part 1 of this 2 part podcast, I do a solo pod to discuss the timeline of what happened with the release and downfall of Samsung’s Note 7, and what the possible financial impact to Samsung as a company might be. In part 2, Sean P. and I will discuss…
Episode 12 - Google’s Event, Part 2 - Google Smart Home Suite
Oct 10, 2016 • 25 min
In part 2 of the 2 part Google Event podcast, we cover the rest of the Smart Home suite of products: Google Home, Google WiFi, Daydream View (VR) and the Chromecast Ultra device. Is the world ready for Google to have a place in every home? We discuss!
Episode 11 - Google’s Event, Part 1 - Pixel Phones
Oct 7, 2016 • 34 min
In part 1 of the 2 part podcast, we cover the Pixel and Pixel XL devices soon to be released as being #madebygoogle. We discuss what we like, what we don’t like, and why there is so much internet hate on Google for releasing these phones. Tune in to get…
Episode 10 - Google Pixel Phone rumors
Sep 15, 2016 • 23 min
Is Google killing off their popular Nexus brand in favor of something new? Are the new Google phones going to be marketed as coming “direct from Google” in an attempt to hedge bets against a large OEM defecting away from Android? What else might Google…
Episode 9 - Apple’s iPhone 7 Event Recap
Sep 13, 2016 • 38 min
We discuss the announcement of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, talk about how they compare to other current Samsung flagships, and decide how we feel about the pricing and value for the money. Should this device be on your short list to buy…
Episode 8 - Moto Z Final Thoughts & August Rumor Roundup
Aug 23, 2016 • 41 min
We discuss the Moto Z & Moto Mods devices as well as look into what might be coming with new offerings from LG (the V20), Apple (iPhone 7), and the potential HTC Nexus devices (or is it Nexii?)
Episode 7 - Galaxy Note 7 Thoughts
Aug 19, 2016 • 20 min
We take a few minutes to talk about the announcement and upcoming release of the new Galaxy Note 7 - its pricey, but is it worth it? We discuss!
Episode 6 - Verizon buys Yahoo
Jul 31, 2016 • 27 min
We discuss the details surrounding Verizon acquiring Yahoo and some of its business. WARNING: this pod contains some mature language and subject matter as we /rant about our feelings for Verizon - listener discretion may be advised. If you dislike Verizon…
Episode 5 - OnePlus 3 Review
Jul 30, 2016 • 23 min
We discuss what the pros and cons are of OnePlus’s latest mobile phone offering.
Episode 4 - June Rumor Roundup
Jun 10, 2016 • 54 min
We take on the rumors surrounding the new Moto Z phone, OnePlus 3, Note 6/7 and the latest rumors about the iPhone 7.
Episode 3 - Google I/O 2016 Thoughts
May 22, 2016 • 54 min
Day 1 of Google I/O is over, and the keynote brought many new announcements. We discuss the major highlights, offer our thoughts on each topic, and then wrap up with our picks of what was the best of the news.
Episode 2 - What is the future of Apple?
May 6, 2016 • 55 min
Episode 2 where we discuss the past, present, and possible future of Apple as a company. Editors note: we initially indicated the iPhone 4 with Verizon had LTE - this was actually the iPhone 5 (and not the 4)
Silicon Theory Podcast episode 1
Apr 21, 2016 • 55 min
Our inaugural podcast! We discuss a brief history of our tech, the Samsung Galaxy S7&S7 Edge, the LG G5, the HTC 10, the iPhone SE and more! All the thoughts and opinions heard in this podcast are solely ours and do not reflect the position of any OEM (or…