Technology podcast that both experts and novices can enjoy.
Pop culture you love. Tech you dream about.
Shelly Palmer and Seth Everett cover topics that mean a lot to those in the tech space and those who just love tech.
Learn what's new, what's next, and what it means for you and your business.
Could Batman's toys exist in the real world? Is Star Trek still science fiction, or has it become science fact?
WarnerMedia Merges with Discovery: What This Means for You
AT&T is getting out of the content business, announcing plans to merge its WarnerMedia business with Discovery. We break down what went wrong and what this means for consumers, especially because everyone has a streaming platform now.
What does loyal fandom mean in 2021? Do completists need to subscribe to every streaming service that offers a single show in a cinematic universe they love? Seth gives us a peek inside his completist brain as we learn the things he has and hasn't seen. (Spoiler: Shelly *can't believe* what Seth hasn't seen!)
Are people playing the unsubscribe/resubscribe game? Are people scaling back on the TV they pay for? Does anyone really use all the TV they get if they're still paying for cable?
Plus: we talk about the best and worst streaming options in terms of hardware (i.e. streaming sticks) and apps. Why does it seem like most services can't get it right, and does anyone really care about UX or UI?
Have You Been Hacked Today?
Don't click that link! With phishing and social engineering at an all-time high, hacks and ransomware (like the one that just hit the Colonial Pipeline) are more common than ever.
We talk about how ransomware works, the traps, and pitfalls to avoid, and why security is on the top of everyone's mind right now. We also look into the (potentially terrifying) future to see where the real damage can (and likely will) be done.
As Robert Mueller said, "There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be."
You have to be right every day. The bad guys just have to be right once.
Apple vs. Fortnite and the Future of Gaming, Esports, and Entertainment
Do you want to play a game?
Apple and Fortnite are locked in a battle that could change the iPhone as we know it. What's the fight all about? Who's right? Who's wrong? Who ya got? We break it all down and explain what's really going on.
Plus: we look at the emergence of esports, the ascendance of Twitch, and where it falls in the greater sports ecosystem. We also talk about the changing ways we're able to gather around communities of passion and how we can interact with our favorite content.
Also: What does Amazon (who owns Twitch) getting rights to Thursday Night Football games mean? What new realms could this open up for fans, commentators, and everyone in-between?
Is it Safe to Get into a Self-Driving Tesla?
Sensationalist headlines have scared many into thinking self-driving cars are unsafe. Is that the case? We steer our way through the myths and rumors about driverless cars and autonomous vehicles.
Is it fun to drive a car that drives itself? Is the "thrill" of driving going to go away? Are Level 5 autonomous vehicles a "Grail quest"? Will KITT save us?
We also talk about the state of electric vehicles: what people want, what auto manufacturers are making, and what's holding us back from real adoption. (Plus: the environmental concerns that should be at the forefront of our minds.)
If all else fails, at least we have Mars (and driverless vehicles there), right?
The State of Streaming in 2021
According to the latest research, 35% of Americans have cut the cord, and 55% will have cut the cord by the end of 2022. Where does this leave the state of television? Is the idea of "live" programming going to go away?
And what about the elephant in the room: live sports? When can teams offer their broadcasts without cable connections? Is sports the key to keeping broadcast television afloat?
Plus, Shelly and Seth give their "must watch" show recommendations so that you can stop your scrolling and start watching.
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What Is Cryptocurrency, and Why Should I Care?
Just about everyone seems to be talking about blockchain and cryptocurrency, but... why? Why is it trending? Why is it on television news? We're breaking it down for everyone who isn't exactly sure what Bitcoin, Ether, the blockchain, or "gas prices" are.
What does China entering the cryptocurrency game mean?
Will PayPal make Bitcoin more mainstream?
What does "hacked" mean in the world of crypto?
Learn everything you always wanted to know about cryptocurrency* (*but were afraid to ask), and stay tuned for a future episode all about NFTs!
Seth and Shelly wonderful job. I really enjoy your perspectives.
Will soon be #1 if not already.
Two great guys talking about todays tech issues and solutions. Great show and will continue to listen to it forever and yes I can't wait until episode #400.
Straight forward conversation on the breadth of PC/MAC development
Educational, informative and entertaining conversation on Tech development. Shelley relates his experience to the benefit of the listener. Seth keeps the conversation on track and moving forward…time well spent. An ongoing conversation worth the time to engage current tech developments.