This is Only a Test

This is the official podcast of Tested.com. 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!

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      Episode 432 - Just for the Taste of It - 1/18/18


      Norm is still away at WETA workshop in New Zealand, so Kishore and Jeremy are joined by TekThing co-host Shannon Morse to discuss the Great CES blackout of 2018 (12:40), her hands-on impressions of the new Vive Pro (22:15), the potential Studio Ghibli themepark (1:09:40), and to celebrate Shake Shack expanding to San Francisco, we rank our favorite chain burgers (1:12:00). And yes, Kishore is still reeling from the huge Diet Coke announcement. Check out Shannon on TekThing...


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      Episode 431 - No Transitions Necessary - 1/11/18


      Norm is away in New Zealand, so Kishore and Jeremy are joined by game development legend Mike Mika of Other Ocean Interactive. We chat about the Vive Pro and other VR announcements from CES, the pre-blackout most interesting hardware at CES so far, and its award season, so we hand out the 1st ever Tested awards for our favorite media, games, and hardware of 2017. RIP Tested transition music.


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      Episode 430 - Future Car - 1/4/18


      The team returns from holiday break to talk about Apple's recent phone battery controversy, watching Top Gun in a virtual reality theater, and test driving a Tesla Model 3! Plus, why we love the newest season of Black Mirror.


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      Episode 429 - White Elephants - 12/21/17


      In 2017's penultimate episode, we're joined by Tested set designer Danica to talk about the spirit of White Elephant gift exchanges, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Apple's admission of throttling phone speeds. Plus, we speculate as to the future of cinema, and react to the first images of Magic Leap's AR goggles!


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       2017-12-22

      Episode 428 - The Night Before Jedi - 12/14/17


      On the night before The Last Jedi, the crew gathers to talk about the new Ready Player One trailer, Nintendo Switch sales, the iMac Pro, and Apple's acquistion of Shazam. Plus, dinosaur fossils! And we wrap up just in time for some trivia.


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      1h41m
       2017-12-14

      Episode 427 - Christmas Light Wars - 12/7/17


      Days before we head to the annual Dickens Fair, the gang gets together to chat about the Disney and the X-Men, YouTube on Amazon devices, The Room, and putting a car on Mars. Plus, a big update to Oculus in the VR minute!


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      1h31m
       2017-12-07

      Episode 426 - Going Full 4K - 11/30/17


      Special guest Danica joins us this week for a post-Thanksgiving episode to talk about how we spent the holiday, Black Friday, our first CDs and DVDs, and the new fight for net neutrality. Plus, Infinity War trailer discussion and the VR minute!


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       2017-11-30

      Episode 425 - A Tested Thanksgiving Miracle - 11/23/17


      The ghosts of Tested past return for a very special Thanksgiving episode of This is Only a Test! We're joined by BOTH Will and Gary this week to catch up on what they've been up to, talk Star Wars and Justice League, and discuss what's been going on in tech this past week. Plus, Jibo!


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      1h56m
       2017-11-23

      Episode 424 - What is Star Wars Will Never Die - 11/16/17


      Busy week as we get close to the holidays! Kishore talks about the big finale for the Bay Area Science Festival, Jeremy recaps Day of the Devs, and Norm shares highlights from DesignerCon. Plus, we scrutinize Face ID, and talk about all the Star Wars and comic book movie news of the week.


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      1h46m
       2017-11-16

      Episode 423 - One Week with iPhone X - 11/9/17


      Flea markets, BlizzCon announcements, and Thor! We discuss all of the above and more in this week's episode. Plus, Jeremy and Norm talk extensively about their experiences using the iPhone X for a week, and we get both science and pinball updates!


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      1h41m
       2017-11-09