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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 47m. Bisher sind 194 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich
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Apple Slaps Facebook


Synopsis: Apple revokes Facebook's enterprise developer certificate after they breach clearly defined rules. Shortly following this, Google also gets hit by Apple and then Apple itself lands in hot water with a terrible FaceTime security issue. By...


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 2019-02-04  41m
 
 

A Microtransaction Future


Synopsis: Nintendo announces something, microtransactions are only going to get bigger, new AirPods, iPods (really), iPads, iOS 12.2 alludes to the future, and a new Mac Pro update. By the way, our podcast is now available in video format. Please...


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 2019-01-28  52m
 
 

Goodbye, Windows Phone


Microsoft has announced the end of Windows Phone and is ceding the market to Android and iOS, but can one cede control when it never really had a slice of the pie?


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 2019-01-21  n/a
 
 

CES 2019


CES 2019 is here, and The Impromptu breaks down the most interesting news from the event and figures out what it all means for consumers.


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 2019-01-14  n/a
 
 

The Economics of The Smartphone Market


Synopsis: What went wrong with iPhone last year? Is Apple’s recently disclosed earnings loss a sole reflection of the price increases, or is it a more complicated picture, factoring in China’s eco…


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 2019-01-07  n/a
 
 

2019 Tech Predictions


Synopsis: Happy New Year! We are launching 2019 with our tech predictions for the year, from Microsoft to Apple, Sony, and more. Also, will Facebook get hit with a massive GDPR fine for the…


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 2018-12-31  n/a
 
 

2018 Year in Review, with Guest Jason DeFillippo


Synopsis: In our final episode of 2018, we are joined by Jason DeFillippo of the Grumpy Old Geeks podcast. We review the 2018 year in tech, issue a report card to social media companies,…


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 2018-12-17  n/a
 
 

Can We Trust Any Tech Products Made in China?


Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, we unpack what exactly it means to have Huawei, a giant technology company, have influence in countries all around the world. With Huawei’s CFO arrested in V…


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 2018-12-10  n/a
 
 

The Horrible Cycle of Human Misery


This week on The Impromptu, we pose a question: should Facebook be treated like a utility and be broken up? Instead of a social media company, it becomes a social service.


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 2018-12-03  n/a
 
 

Black Friday: There’s No Happiness Here


Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, we reflect on the rampant consumerism that is Black Friday admit to our own buying habits, have a larger discussion about how people love buying cheap crap, and…


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 2018-11-26  n/a