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!

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Resin Printing Questions – This is Only a Test 633 – 1/13/22

Special guest Clayton aka Uncle Jessy joins us this week for a full episode discussing the latest in resin 3D printing! We hear how he got started with rapid prototyping and his thoughts on new innovations being introduced to resin printers this past year. An hour of geeking out with one of our favorite YouTubers!



The Wait for PSVR 2 Begins – This is Only a Test 632 – 1/6/22

The new year commences with CES in full swing as we recap how we spent our holidays, the movies we watched, and the gifts we gave and received. The gang discusses the big tech announcements out of CES, including details on Sony's PSVR 2, HTC's wrist trackers, and passthrough applications on Quest 2. Plus, a new Stern pinball machine and neat drone tech!



The Year That Was 2021 – This is Only a Test 631 – 12/23/21

For our last podcast episode of the year, we go over the top technology and science stories from the past 12 months and give our retrospective takes on what trends were fads and what technologies may have legs into the future. Plus, one of our favorite recent 3D prints and excitement for the upcoming James Webb telescope launch! Thanks for hanging out with us this year and see you in 2022!



The Tech Demo Awakens – This is Only a Test 630 – 12/16/21

We geek out over the truly Epic Unreal Engine 5 demo released in The Matrix Awakens and discuss the technology that makes it possible. Kishore also gives an update on the research being done on the Omicron variant, what to expect over the coming weeks, and silver linings in the data.


 2021-12-16  58m

New Holiday Classics – This is Only a Test 629 – 12/9/21

Duocast this week! Jeremy and Norm catch up on the first three episodes of Disney's Hawkeye show, warn you not to watch the newest Matrix trailer, and get excited for the upcoming Spiderverse sequel. Plus, we can't get enough of Aardman's new Shaun the Sheep holiday special!


 2021-12-09  56m

The O Word – This is Only a Test 628 – 12/2/21

After a restful Thanksgiving holiday, we're back with an extended Moment of Science for Kishore to answer our questions about the Omicron coronavirus variant. We also give a spoiler-free review of the first two episodes of Haweye and recap the Unity Slices VR demo Norm tried last week. Plus, what's one movie you'd want to be able to watch again for the very first time? No wrong answers here.


 2021-12-02  59m

Thanksgiving Break – This is Only a Test 626 – 11/25/21

The crew are break this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, but Norm gives an update of what to expect on the channel in the coming week and we rebroadcast a recent livestream q&a for those of you who may have missed it! Thanks to all our listeners and channel members for supporting the show and we'll see you next week!


 2021-11-25  48m

You're The Genius Bar – This is Only a Test 626 – 11/18/21

After returning from DesignerCon, Norm and the team get together to discuss the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer drop, our IMAX enhanced home-viewing experience, and Apple's shift in right to repair policy. Plus, Valve gives more details about Steamdeck hardware and Meta's Reality Labs previews some haptics research! (Apologies for some popping audio in the episode as we had a bad XLR cable in a microphone)


 2021-11-18  1h10m

VR Friendships – This is Only a Test 625 – 11/11/21

The full squad is back this week to talk about Tested's short film shoot and spacesuit build, an incredible AT-AT Lego set, IMAX formatted movies for the home, and Unity buying Weta Digital. Plus, extended impressions of the Lynx R1 mixed reality headset and the upcoming zombie game After The Fall!


 2021-11-11  1h2m

Talking LEGO – This is Only a Test 624 – 11/4/21

joined by special guest Brent Waller, a LEGO fan designer who's had several of his creations turned into official LEGO sets (including the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and Seinfeld apartment). Brent joins us to talk about our halloween adventures, his journey submitting successful LEGO Ideas projects, creating Batmobiles for the LEGO Batman film, and the new LEGO Bricklink Designer Program. Plus, a glimpse at how he sorts his massive LEGO collection!


 2021-11-04  54m