43 episodes

The continuing adventures of two geeks, friends from birth, neck deep in shiny new and rusty ole with an eye to sky and all feet on the ground.
Weekly. Mostly.
Shiny Podcast: following the light and throwing a little shade on the newest and brightest in today’s gaming and technology...

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The continuing adventures of two geeks, friends from birth, neck deep in shiny new and rusty ole with an eye to sky and all feet on the ground.
Weekly. Mostly.
Shiny Podcast: following the light and throwing a little shade on the newest and brightest in today’s gaming and technology...

    Episode 40: S2E7 No News is Good News

    Episode 40: S2E7 No News is Good News

    This week, we throw the format out the window, kick back, and have ourselves a time... topics include Battlestar Galactica, Containerization Technology, and home made Meade!

    • 57 min
    Episode 39: S2E6 Apple's Big Red Button

    Episode 39: S2E6 Apple's Big Red Button

    In what should come as no surprise, EA doesn’t quite grasp why they aren’t doing well:
    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/02/ea-turns-in-bummer-fiscal-report-were-disappointed-in-our-underperformance/?comments=1


    Just in case you have any doubts the GPU Boom is donezo:
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/06/softbank-vision-fund-sells-nvidia-stake.html


    I don’t think JP Morgan understands the “crypto” in cryptocurrency:
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18224976/jp-morgan-chase-cryptocurrency-banking-cnbc


    The curious drama of the iOS Enterprise certificate
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/30/18203551/apple-facebook-blocked-internal-ios-apps


    https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/31/18206020/apple-facebook-internal-ios-apps-restores-enterprise-certificate


    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/02/google-and-facebook-werent-the-only-ones-breaking-apples-rules-to-distribute-apps/


    Radeon VII:
    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/02/amd-radeon-vii-a-7nm-long-step-in-the-right-direction-but-is-that-enough/


    Another rung in Microsofts ladder to SaaS:
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/6/18214194/microsoft-office-365-2019-ads-comparing-software-better-word-excell-powerpower

    • 58 min
    Episode 38: S2E5 Audio Horror Part II

    Episode 38: S2E5 Audio Horror Part II

    • 20 min
    Episode 37: S2E4 Audio Horror

    Episode 37: S2E4 Audio Horror

    HUGE Episode! We have an exclusive interview with Cody Sullivan from our new favorite podcast: Pulp! From Beyond the Veil! We cover the Epic Games shenanigans and give our analysis: as a gamer, should you be excited or worried? Finally, PART 1 of our deep dive on recording excellent audio for your podcast.


    Pulp! From Beyond the Veil!
    www.pulpfrombeyond.com


    A growing trend:
    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/ubisoft-snubs-steam-brings-the-division-2-to-epics-games-store/
    https://www.pcgamer.com/metro-exodus-will-only-release-on-the-epic-store-but-steam-preorders-will-be-honoured/


    https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/a9lntx/ubisoft_needs_to_stop_with_this_always_online/


    Hardware- mics, interfaces, list of popular podcasting mics, audio cables, headphones, mixing speakers (monitors vs speakers).


    How to connect- Mumble, Skype, Discord, etc. New things: Zoom, Zencaster. Common problems-audio drift, central time clock in relation to radio stations and why it costs money.
    https://thepodcastersstudio.com/how-to-setup-a-mix-minus/
    Special Guest: Cody Sullivan.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 36: S2E3 Don't Get Excited...

    Episode 36: S2E3 Don't Get Excited...

    Linux 5.0 Inbound! (don’t get excited)
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-5-is-on-the-way/


    Fuschia Incorporated into Android SDK
    https://9to5google.com/2018/12/11/aosp-fuchsia-sdk-device/


    Freesync on Nvidia GPU’s:
    https://www.techspot.com/article/1779-freesync-and-nvidia-geforce/


    LEAK: Microsoft to open source Windows?
    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-employee-leaks-windows-core-open-source-components,38476.html


    California Judge Says 4th Amendment extends to fingers AND face
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/01/14/feds-cant-force-you-to-unlock-your-iphone-with-finger-or-face-judge-rules/#c4091bd42b76


    Edge is dead! Long Live Chromium! (monocultures are always fine, right?)
    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/12/06/microsoft-edge-making-the-web-better-through-more-open-source-collaboration/


    Software Pick: Chromecast for FIrefox Extension
    https://hensm.github.io/fx_cast/
    Although…:https://old.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/aiswpe/google_proposes_changes_to_chromium_which_would/
    https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/22/future-chrome-update-may-kill-ad-blocking-extensions/


    Runners Up:
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/01/microsoft-windows-10-mobile-support-to-end-so-use-android-or-ios-instead/

    • 47 min
    Episode 35: S2E2 A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing

    Episode 35: S2E2 A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing

    I hope you weren't looking for us to actually talk about technology news this episode. We took this snowy, icy morning to just catch up on personal projects, trips, and a few tidbits in the broader world. Rest assured next week we'll get back into the mucky muck.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

Gouhobandgraw ,

Gouhobandgraw

With a penchant for jokes and arena of technology, anybody looking for insightful looks into the concerns of today will be well satisfied by Shiny. Love it, 5 stars.

Gustav Grift ,

Tech Talk for Everybody

Shiny Podcast is great! I'm not the most tech savy fellow there is, but hosts Colin and Chris approach the topics of tech, gaming, free flow of information, and so many others with the perfect mix of passion and relatability. If by some chance you hear a piece of jargon that you don't initially understand while listening to this show, count on being well informed on the matter by the end of the program.

I recommend this podcast for anybody who aspires to understand how things in the tech world relate to their lives, or even for those who just enjoy listening to knowledgable, passionate people engaged in thoughtful but accessible conversation.

The guests also happen to be top notch. Where do they even find these people?

gamer_uno ,

Entertaining and informative

You'd expect people with this level of knowledge concerning the broad scope of tech and the tech industries to be dry and stilted, but the Shiny Podcast is pleasantly entertaining and coherent on top of condensing extremely useful current event information for listeners. They are also extremely nice and responsive, so if you have questions, they're easy to reach! A solid podcast that is only getting better!

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