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?
How to Understand the Alphabet Soup of Video Monitors
We love new tech – so does everyone – and it seems like some of the hottest new tech available on the market is monitor and television display tech. If you have gone to buy a new monitor or a new TV recently, though, you surely have run into what Shelly calls the alphabet soup of video monitors.
There is a reason some 65-inch televisions are $400, and a reason other 65-inch televisions are $4,000. We are here to offer some advice on your next display, whether you are looking for a new TV, a new work display, or a new badass gaming monitor.
We explain when 2K (sometimes called full HD) is okay when you will want to spring for 4K, and if you will ever need 8K. We talk about HDR (high dynamic range), WCG (wide color gamut), and the use cases for which you will want to pay special attention to these attributes.
CES 2023: The Best of the Show
Shelly just got back from CES 2023 in Las Vegas, where he saw a ton of incredible innovations that will soon be changing our world. He shares his experience of returning to the (in-person) show and being in the same room as living, breathing human beings.
Shelly and Seth talk about the best tech and the overarching themes found in Las Vegas this year: from health and wellness to automotive to production capabilities and beyond.
Plus, Seth proudly shares some love for fellow Syracuse alums for how they handled the Damar Hamlin on-field situation last week.
The NFL Sunday Ticket is on YouTube. What Happens Now?
While we were on our Christmas break, the NFL made a deal with YouTube - not Apple - to move its Sunday Ticket Package to a streaming service for the first time. (Google has announced that you will not have to be a YouTube TV subscriber for access.)
There is a potential new caveat: reports say you will be able to subscribe to a specific team for a much more affordable price. With these new options, who will pony up for the full Sunday Ticket package? We talk about what the future of watching NFL games will look like.
Plus: ChatGPT is changing the way everyone works, and it already writes better than Shelly does. People are scared of it, but if you are listening to this podcast and you have not played with it yet, you should give it a shot. (Try out Midjourney, too, while youre at it.) Shelly offers his predictions for what 2023 will hold when it comes to AI models.
Twitter Takes Aim at Journalists
This is our last episode of 2022! Thank you for listening to the show this year. If you plan to go to Las Vegas for CES 2023, make sure to visit shellypalmer.com/poap to request your POAP to make sure you get invited to all the cool stuff Techstream and The Palmer Group are doing.
Twitter has started suspending journalists who were covering Elon Musk's private plane. While some of those accounts have been restored, things have not calmed down at Twitter HQ. Elon just posted a poll, asking if he should step down as the head of Twitter. The people spoke, and they said they wanted Elon to go away. Will he? Who can say? We talk about what may come next for Twitter, as well as why Seth would be disappointed if the site just disappeared.
Plus, Shelly finished Andor, and he has a confession. We share what else we are watching.
TV & Movie Recommendations for the Holiday Season
Were still on Twitter… but not talking about it today, as todays episode is all about new TV! Well… we get to that after Seth shares some good recent Twitter experiences (and bad recent electric vehicle experiences) hes had, and Shelly talks about “The Twitter Files” and Elon as Twitters new ringleader and cheerleader.
Then, with the holiday season in full swing, Shelly and Seth share some picks for the best shows (new and old) and streaming services theyve discovered (or re-discovered) recently. There are so many good shows out there and its so easy to fall behind. Weve got some shows to help keep you glued to your TV this month… as well as things you should definitely avoid.
Data Backup 101: How to Save Your Files (and Money)
Were getting into the holiday season, and Seth has become Scrooge (at least when it comes to modern TV commercials aired during the holiday season). We open the show by venting about the ad behaviors that have been naughty and the ones that have been nice.
Then, we get into backup software and how to protect your data the right way. Seth didnt trust the results he found when searching online, so he turned to Shelly for guidance.
Shelly talks about the pros and cons of various online storage solutions – and how he uses the ones he finds most valuable – as well as proper data separation and storage and the tools that have helped him upskill and improve both his productivity and data storage.
We discuss clarity on cloud pricing, the downsides to digital storage, and services that are worth deeper exploration. Remember: dont put all your eggs in one basket. Redundancy is key!
Today’s podcast was spot on. As a mentor I try to tell people who are looking for work or trying to get their career going to figure out what they wanna be when they grow up. You hit it on the nose and it’s great. Thanks
A Home Run!
Seth and Shelly you guys are hitting it out of the park! Great subject matters, current and in RT! Can you say informative, fun with Z Channel like details on films, games, crypto and more.
Thanks guys - keep up the great work!
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