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This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!

This is Only a Test Will Smith, Norman Chan, Jeremy Williams

    • Technology
    • 4.6 • 565 Ratings

This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!

    All Good Things – This is Only a Test 668 – 10/14/22

    All Good Things – This is Only a Test 668 – 10/14/22

    Jeremy Williams joins us for an extra long and special episode of the podcast as we dissect and discuss the announcements from Meta Connect, including all the details about the new Quest Pro. Plus, the surprising return of fan-favorite characters in the new Star Trek: Picard trailer, and a little Moment of Science as well. Stick around for some news from the team, and thanks as always for listening!

    • 2 hr 13 min
    Optimusk – This is Only a Test 667 – 10/6/22

    Optimusk – This is Only a Test 667 – 10/6/22

    This week, we talk Twitter's uncertain future and Tesla's latest AI-day robot reveals has us fonding remembering the epic fails of the Darpa Robotics Challenge. Plus, a ruling in the EU that may change how Apple makes their future iPhones. That and our final predictions ahead of the Meta Connect conference coming up next week!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    EV Questions Answered – This is Only a Test 666 – 9/30/22

    EV Questions Answered – This is Only a Test 666 – 9/30/22

    Marvel shocks us with a surprise Deadpool 3 announcement, NASA completes a test of its planetary defense strategy, and Stadia gets sunsetted in this week's packed news discussion. We also welcome EV reporter Robbie Baldwin to the show to answer our questions about the current state of electric vehicles around the globe, and what people in the market to buy an EV should be aware of today. Thanks so much to Robbie for guesting on the show this week! You can find him at https://twitter.com/strngwys and the Wheel Bearings podcast at https://wheelbearings.media/

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Pockets of Fomenting – This is Only a Test 665 – 9/23/22

    Pockets of Fomenting – This is Only a Test 665 – 9/23/22

    Norm's back from Disneyland just in time to discuss the debut of Andor, the GTA VI leak, and Nvidia's latest generation of graphics cards. Plus, what surprised iFixit about their iPhone 14 teardown, Logitech's curious cloud gaming handheld, and a new standalone VR headset announcement!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Avatar Stans – This is Only a Test 664 – 9/15/22

    Avatar Stans – This is Only a Test 664 – 9/15/22

    We recap the big news out of this past weekend's D23 expo, including announcements from the lands of Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Disney+. Plus, a new trailer and title for Breath of the Wild's sequel, and the trailers from Sony's State of Play.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dynamic Island – This is Only a Test 663 – 9/9/22

    Dynamic Island – This is Only a Test 663 – 9/9/22

    A lot of news to go over this week as we recap Apple's big fall product launch and the most interesting features of the new iPhone. Disney+ Day goes head to head with Star Trek Day in which we see the full trailer for Picard Season 3, and we discuss the first episode of The Rings of Power. Plus, behind Adam's lightsaber build and a revelations in 3D printing.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
565 Ratings

565 Ratings

Alex J Sanfilippo ,

Solid show + just the info you need

I appreciate the directness of the information here. Keep up the great work!

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Spoiler-Casts that are Hard to Avoid Imbedded in an Otherwise Wonderful Podcast

This has long been one of my favorite podcasts, but there have regularly been issues spoilers. This has only gotten worse over the past several months and has resulted in a drop in my opinion of the podcast. There is an obvious fix to solve the spoiler problems, which is to discuss spoiler content at the end of each episode. Yet, for some reason, they have chosen to not do this. The heavy spoilers have been at a high level during the recent seasons of the Mandalorian and Wanda Vision. The spoilers would not be a big issue if they discussed them at the end of the podcast so people could just stop the episode if they want to avoid the spoilers. However, they typically discuss the spoilers in the middle of the podcast, which is problematic if you want to listen to the content before and after the spoilers. Skipping the spoilers is difficult to do safely if you listen to the podcast while driving, like many people do, including me (it’s even illegal to touch your phone and avoid the spoilers while driving in some states). If you are okay with the spoiler issue, you’ll find great discussions of VR, tech, science, gaming and media. The hosts seem like great people.

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