This is Only a Test

This is the official podcast of Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h53m. Bisher sind 597 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 45 days 14 hours 57 minutes


Headset Haptics – This is Only a Test 599 – 5/13/21

On the cusp of our 600th episode, we convene over the Zooms to discuss the announcements out of HTC's VIVECon, react to the rumored specs of PS5's VR hardware, and debate the merits of putting haptic feedback in a VR headset. We recap our recent experiences in Demeo and the new Population One Season 2 update, plus Jeremy lays out the details on Stern's upcoming Mandalorian Pinball machine. And how about that Venom 2 trailer?



The Tape Measure Lightsaber – This is Only a Test 598 – 5/6/21

As we get close to our 600th episode, we mix things up with a new format for the show, narrowing our topics of discussion to the top four stories we found most interesting this week. Kicking things off is Disney's unveil of a "working" lightsaber prop for its theme parks, our review of The Mitchells vs the Machines, Marvel's Phase 4 announcements, and the latest in the Apple vs Epic trial. Now accepting new segment music submissions!



Robo Meet and Greet – This is Only a Test 597 – 4/29/21

It's taken us a year, but we're finally back on the podcast set (at least virtually) this week to talk about Imagineering's Project Kiwi robot prototype, the filmic look of the Academy Awards, and our impressions of Oculus's Air Link feature for the Quest 2 headset. Plus, our final thoughts on The Falcon and the Winter Solider as we brace for the Loki series!



TV Remote Hype – This is Only a Test 596 – 4/22/21

In this week's duocast, Kishore and Norm go over the announcements from Apple's packed Spring Loaded event, debate the usefulness of tile-trackers, and get hyped for Ted Lasson season 2. Plus, a spoiler-discussion of the fifth episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, the Shang-Chi teaser trailer, and a quick VR minute!



Enter the Infinite Office – This is Only a Test 595 – 4/15/21

Will guests this week as we discuss the major new features of the Oculus Quest 2's impending V28 software release and review the latest episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Plus, what we hope to see out of Apple and HTC's upcoming virtual events, and our hopes for Disney's mysterious lightsaber design! Thanks to Will for guesting this week! Check out his chat with Kishore about the latest on vaccines at



Picard's Second Chance – This is Only a Test 594 – 4/8/21

A special short episode this week as Norm checks in from his paternity leave to catch up with the gang about the latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, that bonkers Loki trailer, and our cautious optimism for the next season of Star Trek: Picard. Plus, an interview with the team behind Plutosphere, who want to make cloud-based VR a reality.


 2021-04-09  40m

An Awkward Thanksgiving – This is Only a Test 593 – 4/1/21

We're joined by special guest Devindra Hardawar (from Engadget and the Slashfilmcast) this week to talk about the return of Comic-Con in San Diego this Thanksgiving, the implications of the latest Falcon and The Winter Soldier episode, and what new tech we're excited for this year. Plus, a retrospective discussion of VR on the fifth anniversary of the Oculus Rift's launch! Thanks to Devindra for guesting this week! You can follow him at


 2021-04-01  1h7m

Intel's Next Big Bet – This is Only a Test 592 – 3/25/21

This week, we review the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (spoilers within!), finally finish the Snyder Cut of Justice League, and discuss Intels' big foundry announcement. Plus, new LEGO sets we're excited for, OnePlus's new phones, and the Ingenuity robot copter's impending takeoff on Mars!


 2021-03-25  1h7m

4:3 Aspect Ratio – This is Only a Test 591 – 3/18/21

This week, we're joined by Will to talk about the release and reception to the Justice League Synder Cut, the controversial changes to Cricut cutter's design upload policy, and the surprise reveal of the PlayStation 5 VR controller. Plus, Intel takes a jab at Macs with a familiar face, and we get a download about the popular game Eco.


 2021-03-18  1h15m

Who Wants Small Phones – This is Only a Test 590 – 3/11/21

This week, Kishore explains the state of COVID vaccinations in the US and what the next couple months could look like, Norm and Jeremy review Disney's Raya and the Last Dragon, and we all wonder why Apple's mini iPhone may not be selling as well as expected. Plus, what we would want from an Amazon robot, and our hopes for physical controllers in VR and AR.


 2021-03-11  1h10m