160 episodes

Each Sunday, Brad Shoemaker and Will Smith discuss a new technology topic. Come for the long-form conversations about virtual reality, space travel, electric cars, refresh rates, and a whole lot more.

Support the pod on Patreon: http://patreon.com/techpod

Brad & Will Made a Tech Pod‪.‬ Brad Shoemaker, Will Smith

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Each Sunday, Brad Shoemaker and Will Smith discuss a new technology topic. Come for the long-form conversations about virtual reality, space travel, electric cars, refresh rates, and a whole lot more.

Support the pod on Patreon: http://patreon.com/techpod

    Special FOSS Ep: OctoPrint With Gina Häußge

    Special FOSS Ep: OctoPrint With Gina Häußge

    This week, we're checking back in with the FOSS Pod--now that we're several months (and more than a dozen episodes) into its run--by presenting our recent chat with Gina Häußge, founder and maintainer of OctoPrint, along with a new intro and outro by us. Gina covers topics like the work that goes into supporting endless printer models, transitioning from being the sole contributor on a project to managing contributors, doing open source work in Europe, why you shouldn't run your Raspberry Pi on an iPhone charger, and lots more.

    Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

    • 1 hr 30 min
    153: A Time for Questions

    153: A Time for Questions

    Summer may be over, but we're still here and ready to answer the hot questions from you, the listener. This month we field everything from automating household chores to HDMI-CEC woes, that time one of the Mythbusters (guess who!) built a buzzsaw-equipped drone of death, our dream interviews from throughout history, 140-year-old fire safe technology, a preemptive year-end performance review, plus other stuff!

    Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

    • 58 min
    152: Three Pfizers to the Wind

    152: Three Pfizers to the Wind

    This past Friday EVGA made the shocking and abrupt announcement that it's exiting the GPU market after two decades of making Nvidia cards. We drew on Will's many years of reviewing PC hardware to look back on that span of time, ponder the circumstances around the decision, and consider what's next for all involved. Plus, we dig into the slightly less shocking reveal that the PlayStation VR2 will lack backwards compatibility with games from the previous headset. What a topical show!

    Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

    • 1 hr 13 min
    151: A Dynamic Island Getaway

    151: A Dynamic Island Getaway

    The annual Apple event has come and gone, and we're here to run down the goings on with the latest iPhones, Watches, and AirPods. Learn more about satellite SOS and crash detection, privacy concerns around body temperature sensors, camping out overnight at the Apple Store, the Apple Watch as status symbol, Will's secret history as a diver (!), Brad's shocking thoughts on the latest notch, and more!

    Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

    • 1 hr 27 min
    150: Things You Plug Into Your TV

    150: Things You Plug Into Your TV

    We're thinking a lot about the ways you receive and watch TV this week, with a look back at the last 20-ish years of set-top boxes beginning with the venerable TiVo. Remember paying a monthly fee for TV listings, or hacking your old Xbox to run an open-source media player? How frustrating is it that content has become so balkanized, just when all the apps are finally available everywhere? Are built-in TV apps ever going to be good enough to replace the boxes entirely? We consider these and a bunch of other subjects.

    Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

    • 1 hr 16 min
    149: The Rhythm Nation Test Suite

    149: The Rhythm Nation Test Suite

    We're doing some navel-gazing on this month's Q&A with a bevy of questions that came in about this very podcast: the business of hosting and advertising, research and production work, how we choose topics, and more. Plus: creating your own Wikipedia page (or not), Will's other life as an ageless and all-powerful being, too much discussion about software version numbering, and destroying hard drives with the power of pop music.

    Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

jt4816 ,

Tremendous

Brad manages to have all the right questions and Will answers them with an effortless effervescence that makes subjects such as wifi & supply chains understandable and entertaining.
I do wish they had a soundboard of Jeff Gertsmann saying ‘per se’ to insert into Will’s explanations but that’s a personal preference

RampantStag ,

Lacks dubstep

Love the conversational vibe of this podcast, but it needs more dubstep

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