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Lew & Adam navigate through the land of technology and gadgets in an ever-changing landscape.
060: The Final Countdown
Nov 23, 2018 • 29 min
All good things must come to an end at some point. Lew does his last movie review. Adam and Lew reflect on their favorite moments and episodes. Stay tuned to Creative Genius for more great podcasts in 2019!
059: Second Life: Loading…
Nov 16, 2018 • 54 min
Is the world around you still loading? Adam and Lew discuss if everything we know is just a simulation. Lew learns paperless pro-tips. Adam discusses next weeks change up.
058: Printing in 3D
Nov 9, 2018 • 40 min
3D printing, is it a fad? This week Adam and Lew talk all things 3D printing and the future. Lew voices his displeasure for DST. Adam _finally_ fixes some Thunderbolt bridge issues.
057: F.L.O.S.S. for Votes
Nov 2, 2018 • 55 min
Are you still voting with stone and chisel? Adam and Lew discuss the current state of the voting system. Lew gives a not so scary movie update. Adam may never sit at his desk again.
056: Driving to Drivertown
Oct 26, 2018 • 51 min
Do you build it or buy it? Adam and Lew discuss building a custom machine. Lew asks some n00b questions. Adam gets mesmerized by pretty lights.
055: Defragging the Internet… Legally
Oct 19, 2018 • 54 min
Are the days of the free and open internet numbered? Adam and Lew discuss regional laws and the impacts on the future of the web. Adam follows up with some yes-versation. Lew talks about the land of me, myself and I.
054: Frank (chatbot) is typing…
Oct 12, 2018 • 60 min
Phone Tree 2.0? Yes. Chatbots are here to take your fast food order. Lew gives his exhaustive Lord of the Rings movie review. Adam can’t be bothered by keyboard drivers. Plus, Lew shows some leg in LuLuLemon.
053: Photography ft. Colton von Pertz
Oct 5, 2018 • 91 min
Special Guest Colton joins to discuss photography’s evolution and future. Adam requires ELI5 explanations. Colton’s unleashes some history knowledge. Lew teases his LoTR movie review. Find Colton on Twitter & Instagram @heli_cvp
052: Like Gladiator… but with Robots
Sep 28, 2018 • 42 min
Let’s get ready to rumble! In one corner a vacuum, the other a lawn mower. Lew and Adam talk BattleBots and imagine the ultimate kamikaze bot. Who whill reign supreme? Also, Adam polices grammar and Lew gets a new wrist gadget.
051: Adam is My Machine Learning Model
Sep 21, 2018 • 52 min
Are you smarter than a 5th Grade-AI? Machine Learning is all the rage, so prep your models and crunch some data. Adam gets blindsided by Lew’s movie quote knowledge. Also, Lew dips his toes into yoga practice (sort of).
050: Your TV Only Has 2 Dimensions
Sep 14, 2018 • 59 min
Grab your popcorn, 3D glasses, and remote… sit back and watch (or rather listen) to Episode 50 Lew is prepping for foosball by scouting TVs. Adam still uses some ancient tech. Here’s to 50 more episodes!
049: My Mom was the OG Waze
Sep 7, 2018 • 62 min
“You have arrived at your destination” Adam & Lew navigate their way through the current state of mapping apps. Long live AAA Maps! Adam is shocked by Lew’s movie review. Lew struggles to find his creativity.
048: The Mullet of Desktops
Aug 31, 2018 • 57 min
Smells of rich mahogany, with many leather-bound books. Adam & Lew discuss their current physical desk setups. Lew needs to invest in longer cables. Adam proudly displays his coveted Beanie Baby. You stay classy San Diego.
047: Teach a Man to Phish
Aug 24, 2018 • 64 min
CLICK HERE TO RESET PASSWORD. Learn how to not get hooked by phishing attacks or scams. Lew spent too much $$$ on WiFi. Adam pulls up his shorts for a workout.
046: Yo Move Out the Way, A Hurricane’s on its way
Aug 17, 2018 • 67 min
How’s the weather outside? Lew craves all of the weather data. Adam is a spoiled Californian. The forecast calls for more weather app reviews.
045: Peloton® on the Driveway
Aug 10, 2018 • 73 min
Adam and Lew do a mid-year fitness check in. Adam’s way of dieting is Taco Bell and Lew discusses why he does not work out in the garage or the driveway. Lew explains how he diets during the holidays. If you want a throwback listen to Adam and Lew discuss…
044: It Depends on My Mood
Aug 3, 2018 • 64 min
Sit back and cruise as Adam discusses mood setting with music, while Lew weights the cognitive load of his music selection. Adam and Lew discuss their favorite albums of the day and Adam contemplates how much thigh is to much.
BONUS: The Guy Who Got Mashed Potatoes at a Buffet
Jul 4, 2018 • 83 min
Special Guest Dominic helps celebrate Independence Day by discussing BBQ and cooking (and any tech that goes with it). Adam orders bad cuts of steak. Dom wages war against mashed potatoes.
043: The Push That Pushed Too Far
Jun 22, 2018 • 66 min
Ding! 500 Unread Items. Lew & Adam notify eachother of their notification preferences, FOMO and information overload. How much push could a push notif push if a push notif could push notif?
042: Love Letter to OmniFocus ❤️
Jun 15, 2018 • 61 min
Getting Things Done! Adam is a little too excited to talk about productivity apps (mainly OmniFocus). Adam & Lew break down their workflows for task management. Lew gets his Hoarders episode list. Conversations quickly evolve into a love letter to the…
041: There’s a Thousand Pockets in You
Jun 8, 2018 • 50 min
♫ Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin ♫ Lew & Adam discuss their favorite bags to carry everyday. Also, Lew isn’t a Star Wars fan and Adam bought a cheap upgrade.
040: Wanna Buy My Lightly-used Junk?
Jun 1, 2018 • 61 min
NEW NAME! The Podcast Formerly Known as Creative Genius is now… Syntax Error. Lew & Adam discuss the current state of online marketplaces… both the good and the bad. Lew was an OG TaskRabbit. Adam’s mind goes to dark places.
039: All I Hear is Hissssssss
May 25, 2018 • 96 min
Buckle up your ear holes for some headphone talk. Lew & Adam discuss their audio setups and what they look for when shopping headphones. Yanny or Laurel and the Royal Wedding rub Adam the wrong way. Also, Adam may have a headphone addiction.
038: Fortune Cookie Password
May 18, 2018 • 83 min
Password is [email protected]$$w0rd! Lew & Adam discuss the current state of passwords and managing authentication in the digital ether. Remember when passwords were simple? Those were the days… Also, Google’s AI gets creepy, and Adam had a date with his favorite pop…
037: The Future of Email — There is NO MAIL
May 11, 2018 • 90 min
Email is a broken antiquated system that needs to be fixed. Adam wants a real snooze feature and global out-out lists. Lew forgot he owned a vanity email. Also Lew discovers what peanut butter plus dogs equals.
036: Encryption (Hold the Salt)
May 4, 2018 • 78 min
de62305b672df60ee93335fd4ac3f5125b536965d45e38ce405b44ba3996c765 Adam and Lew hash out encryption from a 50,000ft view discussing its importance in the modern world. Protein shakes give Adam some trouble.
035: My Ears. My Choice.
Apr 27, 2018 • 80 min
Adam survived the floating buffet. Lew can’t decide which Text Editor reigns supreme. Chit-chat and discussions of first-nerd struggles and future tech ventures makes for an all-over-the-place episode. Plus, a NEW Podcast announcement!
034: Tech in Education 101
Apr 20, 2018 • 100 min
This week John is back for a discussion on the best April Fools’ jokes played by tech companies, and an update on Lew’s movie list. John and Lew also dive head first into a discussion about technology in the classroom.
033: Socks✓ Underwear✓ Bluetoothbrush ?
Apr 13, 2018 • 105 min
Adam’s prepping for vacation, and has 0 more F’s to give. Lew shares some pro-tips for booking travel (airfare hackery). What electronics to you take on vacation? What do you do about data/connectivity? Lew has the answers.
032: Mouths to Feed and Butts to Wipe
Mar 30, 2018 • 106 min
Brand Loyalty. Lew claims everyone has it, but Adam is reluctant to admit it. In-n-Out is still one of the best burgers in CA and Lew has a horrible disease (hoarding) that spans from digital passwords to shoes.
031: A Hundred Dollars and a Shaggin’ Wagon
Mar 23, 2018 • 99 min
Break out your toolkits and ground yourself! Lew & Adam discuss DIY and Computer Repair horror stories, and where ESD exists (it does). Be a good repair technician: don’t bite batteries. PSA Support the Right to Repair in your state and contact your local…
030: Take All My 1’s and 0’s
Mar 16, 2018 • 113 min
Hungry for information? Adam & Lew discuss their workflows for consuming and digesting information from the massive buffet of content in today’s world. Discover how to NOT drown when drinking from the internet firehose. Also, Lew has an addiction.
029: Accept, Accept, ACCEPT!
Mar 9, 2018 • 98 min
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE. Lew & Adam (“Creative Genius”) chat about the common “CYA” legalese for software and the web. Creative Genius provides no warranty for this audio or its quality (it was free).
028: Art & Tacos w/Special Guest Aaron of Artarys
Mar 2, 2018 • 133 min
Special Guest Aaron, co-founder of Artarys, discusses technology’s influence on art and the future of the art marketplace. Adam & Lew (both artistically challenged) yield to a true artist to predict the future of art in a digital world. Also sorry Texas,…
027: F.L.O.S.S. (Frugal Lucrative Open Source Software)
Feb 23, 2018 • 104 min
Long Live Open Source! Brush your teeth, and don’t forget to FLOSS. Adam & Lew review the current state of open source software and its exposure and use. Also hear Lew struggle to clearly convey a URL to listeners…
026: You’re Worth A 99¢ Super Like
Feb 14, 2018 • 99 min
Love is in the air (or on the wire?). Two guys talk Tinder, married life, and the Internet-of-D… Lew & Adam discuss how technology has changed the dating, married, and self-love scenes. Login to your MySpace profiles and swipe right!
025: Have Fun With Your Smart Fridge
Feb 9, 2018 • 113 min
CES-SPOOL 2018! Lew is back to help sift through all of the junk to (hopefully) find a gold nugget hidden in the Consumer Electronics Show. Reboot your smart toilet, sit back, and relax while Adam & Lew list their favorite (and not-so favorite) products…
BONUS: Lew’s Movie List 2018
Jan 31, 2018 • 68 min
THE ULTIMATE POP-CULTURE SHOCK! Adam & John review Lew’s 1st official mandatory watchlist of movies for this year. This crash-course will _hopefully_ encourage Lew to be less culturally ignorant. [Part 2 of 2]
BONUS: Cheep Cheep! Oh, Hi Mark…
Jan 26, 2018 • 73 min
Special Guest John joins Adam to discuss tech news and breakdown their Top 5 Movies (in preparation for Lew’s Movie List). John also really likes _The Room_, enough for it to earn a top spot on his list. Why?! [Part 1 of 2]
024: The Grammy goes to… A Robot
Jan 19, 2018 • 92 min
Dubstep, Rebecca Black and AI-created Pop songs. This week is all about technology and it’s impact on music creation & production. Peek under the hood of Adam’s audio editing workflow (SPOILER: a _LOT_ is fixed in post), and listen to Lew-Lew-Lemon’s…
023: Drywall and Concrete - Get Rekt!
Jan 12, 2018 • 111 min
Online (Godzilla) is crushing Retail (Tokyo)… Or at least that’s what Adam & Lew believe. What will really happen when online shopping phases out physical stores? Pizza Delivery should have a Live Cam, and Adam waffles on color choices.
022: High Resolution 2018xFitness
Jan 5, 2018 • 111 min
Happy New Year! Lew & Adam discuss fitness-related technology, Taylor Swift spin classes, Fat America, and much more. Throw in a little motivation/exercise advice from 2 “lightly to moderately active” overweight men… and voilà! You have the most generic…
021: F^3 DRM Protected Episode
Dec 29, 2017 • 113 min
AIM died officially, SpaceX freaked out Southern California, and there is DRM protection all over the place. The boys are back for more and this time we are talking about that pesky DRM protection. It’s there to protect the creator and the consumer. Tune…
020: Trash-Eating Junkyard Crypto-Goats
Dec 22, 2017 • 115 min
This weeks episode offers another guest, Mr. Darin is here to fill in for Jim while he studies for finals! Darin is a geek with nerd tendencies who just might like Taylor Swift as much as Adam. In this episode the boys talk about the Blockchain.
019: Virtual Reality: NSFW Boom Mic
Dec 15, 2017 • 131 min
Welcome back! The boys are back and we are going into the matrix. This episode is all about what virtual reality is and what it can do!
018: Daily Carry - Holiday Shopping Edition
Dec 8, 2017 • 118 min
Here we go again! This week the boys take a little break from tech…well not entirely, but we talk about what we carry on our person daily. (Spoiler, there is a lot of tech)
017: Augmented Reality: Whacking Edition
Dec 1, 2017 • 117 min
Another week, another episode. Is this real life?! The boys are back and they want to augment your reality!
016: Internet with Lasers
Nov 24, 2017 • 108 min
The boys are feeling a bit spacey in this weeks episode where we talk about the colonization of the cosmos! Join us on this complex adventure as we talk about the stars and beyond!
015: Xbox Rage Meter
Nov 17, 2017 • 135 min
The boys are back on the Mic talking all about User Interfaces. The good, the bad, the ugly (erm…Xbox), and the future of UI!
014: Dumb Robots: Nuts and Bolts
Nov 10, 2017 • 103 min
Robots, are they our friends who help us open pickle jars and carry heavy objects? Or are they enemies where they will laugh at your weak muscles as you attempt to open those jars or throw your back out lifting a moderately heavy thing?
BONUS: Ball Retrieval
Nov 3, 2017 • 125 min
Jim’s out this week and Rylee is in! This week is all about gaming. All the love of old games and the excitement of whats to come!
013: NyQuil and Disappointment
Oct 27, 2017 • 113 min
The boys are back at it again and in multi colored vans to talk about the impact, influence, and future of technology in nature.
012: “Jazzercise” for Storage
Oct 20, 2017 • 99 min
The boys are back and we are talking about the death of all your stuff! Yep, that’s right, all your physical items, dead. Well, sort of.
BONUS: Poor Tobey
Oct 13, 2017 • 98 min
A legend returns and his name is Gerald. The boys take a break from the technology world to talk about the entertainment world. DISCLAIMER: there could be a spoiler or two.
011: The Real Slim Shady™ of Advertising
Oct 6, 2017 • 111 min
The boys are back with a discussion about advertising, Is it a good thing? Has it gone too far? If it heads, where would we like to see it go?
010: Money Between the Digital Cushions
Sep 29, 2017 • 100 min
Shut up and take my bits! This week, the group discusses the emergence and expansion of fintech. Dive headfirst into the money pit (like Scrooge McDuck in DuckTales) and explore how bits and beeps and boops are replacing cold hard cash.
009: Till The Propellers Fall Off
Sep 22, 2017 • 54 min
What’s this?! The boys are back in town (with someone new) and ready to end their hiatus. Settle down for some tech/culture talk as the Creative Genius starts its engines and takes off again. This week’s topic: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … DRONES!
008: Semi-Social Networking
Feb 26, 2016 • 71 min
Do you even Social Network bro? The guys are back with their attempt to be social… Sit back as the guys discuss 16 year old girls social networking mastery, FOMO issues, and the funeral selfie. And our show wouldn’t be complete without a little Taylor vs…
007: Lew’s Pipe Dream
Feb 19, 2016 • 59 min
Get ready for a fun filled hour of first world problems… As the gang discusses the future of the internet speed. Turns out if the Wi-Fi stops working you are still screwed! Who is ready for 8K video and a buttkicker in your living room sofa?
006: Autopilot = Cruise Control
Jan 22, 2016 • 77 min
Netflix and Chill in your self-driving cars… The gang discusses their take on self-driving cars and what it means for the future of driving. Strap yourself in to your ‘92 Honda Civic Leather seats for car-talk from people who know nothing about cars. Long…
005: The Big Boy Club
Jan 15, 2016 • 56 min
It’s a New Year, and in 2016 Adam, Gerald, and Lew tackle the biggest question (literally). Phone screen size, battery life and pseudo-movie rants are coming your way. Discover when Looney Toons officially died why “Bigger is Better” needs a little more…
004: Size Always Matters
Sep 11, 2015 • 66 min
This week, Home Automation is brought to the table. How lazy will our generation become? The Creative Genius explores the concept of Home Automation: the problems it solves, the potential for growth, and the current hurdles in this growing industry. Also…
003: Monkeys With Tasers
Sep 4, 2015 • 75 min
The gang discusses the current wearables phenomenon and its potential. Learn why food tracking is the worst and how we react to data fatigue. Also, where is this market going? Will we ever make it to Mars? Discussions of data, health, sleep (or lack of)…
002: Out with the Old
Aug 28, 2015 • 88 min
In this follow-up episode. Gerald, Lew and Adam discuss the current struggles of “more mature” individuals and living in the world of technology. Passwords, Privacy, The Cloud… no topic is off-limits. Discussions of first computers and favorite non-tech…
001: Shut Up and Take My Money
Aug 21, 2015 • 79 min
In this inaugural episode, Gerald, Lew and Adam discuss the idea for the podcast and the vision for its future. For the first topic of the podcast, the crew discusses the current state of Music: Analog v Digital, Streaming v Purchasing, Lossless v…