102 episodes

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?

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    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

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?

    The End of a Netflix Era is in the Mail

    The End of a Netflix Era is in the Mail

    After twenty-five years, Netflix is ending its DVD-by-mail business. Will anyone wax poetic about its demise? We talk about the most surprising thing of all - that the DVD rental business still existed in 2023 - and we share fond memories of being able to sell still-wrapped pieces of outdated media.

    We also look at the other notable piece of Netflix news: the password-sharing crackdown is nigh. We try to make sense of how this will work for college students, road warriors, and everyone else with valid (and roaming) use cases.

    We also talk a bit more about HBO and share our picks of our favorite listener-submitted titles for the new Warner Bros. Discovery app.

    • 22 min
    Synthetic Grandma, Powered by AI

    Synthetic Grandma, Powered by AI

    HBO Max is no longer called HBO Max. With all the options at their fingertips, the new idea Warner Bros. Discovery came up with was… Max. There are bigger problems in the TV and streaming space than what to name a new service, though. We discuss.

    Seth has run into more issues with technology that may or may not be artificial intelligence. Shelly talks about how to define intelligence and how tools like ChatGPT work, think, and reason.

    Meanwhile, companies are talking about transferring consciousness from people into machines to make synthetic grandmas… by the end of this year? We talk about the reality of this promise (and how it sounds like the plot of the show Upload).

    Seth rants about MLB.tv. Shelly poses a challenge to you, dear Techstream listener.

    • 29 min
    Twitter vs. the Media

    Twitter vs. the Media

    The war between Elon Musk and journalists rages on, and Seth (as a broadcaster and journalist) is taking these attacks against the media personally.

    This episode is (once again) about Twitter as we (once again) try to make sense of the changes and decisions being made at Twitter HQ.

    We discuss Twitter and the anonymity business, the different forms of verification, and the confusion surrounding blue checks on the platform.

    As there really are no true 1:1 replacements, we also offer tips on how to best use Twitter and ensure that the information you are seeing is as accurate and fact-checked as possible.

    • 29 min
    2023 NAB Show Preview

    2023 NAB Show Preview

    The time has come to celebrate our hundredth… and first… episode!

    Television is also celebrating its centennial, though it is turning 100 years old, not 100 weeks. Commemorating that occasion (as well as the past, present, and future of the medium) is the 2023 NAB Show (April 15-19 in Las Vegas, NV).

    The trade show, organized by the National Association of Broadcasters, has always been a must-visit for Shelly, as it showcases the best broadcast tech and offers clear insights into what is new and what is next. We preview some of the incredible artificial intelligence tools on display at NAB Show – stuff you can get your hands on now, stuff that leaves Seth dumbfounded.

    Plus, of course, we talk about Star Wars.

    • 21 min
    TikTok Goes to Washington

    TikTok Goes to Washington

    TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew spent last Thursday on Capitol Hill, getting grilled about the potential threat of TikTok to U.S. consumers.

    This episode of Techstream has Seth reflect on his time on The Hill, while Shelly remembers the time Mark Zuckerberg made the trip and proved how technologically clueless the politicians who grilled him proved to be.

    We talk about the hearing, the real issues facing TikTok, and what the politicians are missing.

    Also, this is Episode 100 and we completely forgot to celebrate it. Oops.

    • 25 min
    Streaming TV: Viewers Have the Power!

    Streaming TV: Viewers Have the Power!

    Our last episode was pretty heavy, so this week marks a return to one of our favorite (and fairly light-hearted) topics: streaming TV!

    YouTube TV is raising its price from $65 to $72.99, citing the rising costs of content. We talk about how the streaming business model is totally different from the broadcast model, and why much of the power resides in the hands of the viewer.

    Shelly shares a few tips on how to ditch your landline and cut the cord once and for all.

    We talk about what we have been watching, like Poker Face and Picard.

    Seth shares some details about his participation this week in Gamers Outreach.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

howiesny ,

Da Best.

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

wls711 ,

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!

jammer4574 ,

Wonderful podcast

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