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 488 - Folding Galaxies - 2/21/19


Kishore and Jeremy discuss breaking phone announcements from Samsung, buggy Nike shoelaces, new Lego augmented reality kits, a new book about Oculus & Facebook, plus a Moment of Science and a heaping helping of VR news including a new $6000 pro headset.


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Episode 487 - Fake 5G - 2/14/19


For this Valentines Day episode, we're joined by Will this week to talk about Apex Legends, Amazon's purchase of mesh wi-fi company Eero, the reveal of Genie in Aladdin, and Activision Blizzard's disappointing layoffs. Plus, a spoiler-free discussion of LEGO Movie 2!


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   1h55m
 
 

Episode 486 - RIP Bud Knight - 2/7/19


With this year's Superbowl behind us, we talk about the aftermath of everything non-sports-related with the big game, including our favorite commercials and Kishore's wings experiments. Plus, a new Google Chrome extension opens our eyes, HP's new VR headset, and Apple's retail shakeup.


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   1h59m
 
 

Episode 485 - Apple's FaceTime Flub - 1/25/19


What a week for Apple, as they announce their most recent earnings in the wake of the embarrassing FaceTime eavesdropping bug. We discuss that news as well as iOS gaming subscription rumors, roomba lawn mowers, and deepfake Dali.


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   1h44m
 
 

Episode 484 - Rollable TVs - 1/24/19


We're finally able to get Patrick Norton of Tekthing back on the podcast to talk about his favorite things he saw at CES! Plus, we talk Academy Award nominations, Apple's photo contest, and a new phone with absolutely zero ports.


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   1h48m
 
 

Episode 483 - Escalation in the Streaming Wars - 1/17/19


Professional maker of things Zach Radding joins us this week as we discuss the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, Netflix price hikes, the technology in Nike's self-lacince shoes, and the problem of ICEing at Tesla superchargers. Thanks to Zach for joining us this week! Find his projects at http://www.buildcoolstuff.com/


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 2019-01-17  1h58m
 
 

Episode 482 - Who Needs 8K TVs? - 1/10/19


We're not in Vegas this week for CES, but we're still keeping an eye on the big announcements in tech coming out of the show. From new VR headsets to TV technologies, we go over the news that we find most interesting. Plus, thoughts on Star Trek rumors, a new animated superhero show, and pinball news!


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 2019-01-10  2h7m
 
 

Episode 481 - Frosties or Sugar Puffs - 1/3/19


Happy new year! To kick off 2019, the shares how they spent the holidays, their New Years Eve rituals, and best gifts received and given. Plus we dissect the latest Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch in copious detail (spoilers last until 53 minute mark) and catch up on tech news. Get any cool tech for Christmas?


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 2019-01-03  2h8m
 
 

Episode 480 - Into the Spoiler-Verse - 12/20/18


The gang can't stop gushing about the new Spider-Man film as we dive into a deep review of Into the Spider-Verse, (first spoiler-free, then full-on spoilers!). Plus, we talk about the latest in pop culture, technology news, and the regrettable demise of Star Wars Sphero toys. It's the last podcast of the year from the office!


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 2018-12-20  1h44m
 
 

Episode 479 - We're In the Endgame Now - 12/13/18


We're extra festive this week as the squad put on their gremblins headgear and talk Avengers Endgame teaser trailer, isolation chamber prop bets, Apple Watch's big health moment, and the anniversary of Doom. Plus, a moment of science!


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 2018-12-13  1h18m