The Impromptu - Insightful Tech Analysis

The Impromptu is a weekly technology podcast, hosted by Michael Norton and Alex Knight. It’s a multi-faceted show discussing how technology, design, and economics converge on topics that matter most to us. We examine the creative process and how the decisions we make, shape our perceptions and lives.

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episode 210: Wurtzite Crystal Structure


Analysts speculate on Apple adding yet another iPhone to next year's line, what are the challenges of 5G modems, and how is Gallium Nitride and mini LED going to change how we manufacture electronics?


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episode 209: Tesla Cybertruck


Tesla launches a Bladerunner-esque electric truck, we follow-up on the general reaction to Valve Software's Half Life Alyx VR, and figure out if Google Stadia is any good.


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episode 208: The MacBook Pro We Needed


Disney+ launches to a massive success, Apple releases the 16" MacBook pro, iOS 13.2.3 is out with bug fixes, and Half Life Alyx VR is announced.


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episode 207: Banning Political Ads on Social Media


Twitter bans political ads on their platform, Adobe unleashes Creative Suite updates, and major iOS 13 bugs continue to linger and annoy both users and developers.


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 2019-11-05  53m
 
 

episode 206: Putting The "Pro" into AirPods


We examine the marvelous technologies crammed into the new AirPods Pro. It’s hard to believe what Apple has managed to achieve in such a tiny package.


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 2019-10-29  50m
 
 

episode 205: Pixel 4 Impressions


We examine the Google Pixel 4 flagship Android phone, and its rather underwhelming performance. Also, the 16" MacBook Pro is real, AirPods Pro, and how Google Stadia could be a game changer.


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 2019-10-22  1h9m
 
 

episode 204: 2019 Microsoft Surface Hardware


Synopsis: Exciting new Microsoft Surface hardware has been revealed, only some of it won't be shipping until next year. We also talk about the perils of pro audio/video software on new macOS releases, new AirPods, new MacBook Pros, and new California...


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 2019-10-08  52m
 
 

episode 203: Perpetual Complainers: iOS Edition


Synopsis: Why are people never happy? This week we look at the release of iOS 13.1.2 as an atypical release, just days after 13.1.1. Fixing bugs and releasing often shows that software is being maintained. Isn't it a good thing? We end with a...


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 2019-10-01  44m
 
 

episode 202: iPhone 11 Camera System Examined


With an iPhone 11 Pro Max on hand, we examine the iPhone 11’s stellar camera system, which represents a significant leap forward for smartphone photography.


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 2019-09-24  51m
 
 

episode 201: More iPhone 11/Pro Follow Up


Lots of follow up to last week’s Apple event, with more details on iPhone 11/Pro with complaints from people that can’t be satisfied, iOS 13.1, U1 chip and AR headset potential, and more.


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 2019-09-17  1h5m