38 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 and Will Smith

    • Technology
    • 5.0, 4 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

    37: Mr. Reginald Edit

    37: Mr. Reginald Edit

    The end of another month brings with it another batch of listener emails! This week we field questions about burying ethernet cables, cross-generation compatibility for new console games, why Big Tech's algorithms are so bad, and the intimate post-pandemic future of teledildonics...wait, no, we definitely skipped that one.

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    • 40 min
    36: The Frankencoder Liiiiiiives

    36: The Frankencoder Liiiiiiives

    With everyone trapped indoors, streaming video on the Internet is an especially good way to connect with people right now. This week we did a broad survey of practical streaming tech, from hardware and software setups to codecs and protocols, Brad's latest questionable tech project, and the ever-present danger of streaming Will's inbox live to the world.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    35: Every Polygon Is a Pixel

    35: Every Polygon Is a Pixel

    With the advent of another generational Unreal Engine tech demo, it's time to have a live watch party and then mull over what the UE5 tech means for asset creation, real-time lighting, and other trends in game development, and then gush over the Unreal-driven virtual sets in TV productions like The Mandalorian. Graphics!

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    34: My Other Computer Is a Datacenter

    34: My Other Computer Is a Datacenter

    Friend of the pod Brian Fitzpatrick of Tock Inc. and ORD Camp stops by to talk about the early days of big data at Google, shipping 1500-pound rack servers, working on widely used open-source software, and how to score a half-ton irradiated electromagnet.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    33: Prudiest Common Denominator

    33: Prudiest Common Denominator

    By all accounts, Apple is moving its laptops to ARM sooner than later. What's this transition going to mean for existing MacOS software? How many days straight will your new MacBook run on battery? Can we envision a big old Mac Pro running on an itsy bitsy ARM chip? These questions and more, pondered herein!

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    32: Bless the Drive

    32: Bless the Drive

    Time for another Q&A! This week we discuss listener-submitted emails about the ultra-sandboxed future of Windows 10X, a short mouse retrospective, waiting for the right time to build a new PC, electron beams 'n electromagnets, questionable phone upgrades, and our personal histories of taking stuff apart and putting it back together.

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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 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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