This is Only a Test
This is Only a Test
Will Smith, Norman Chan, Jeremy Williams
This is the official podcast of 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!
Apple's VR Conundrum – This is Only a Test 583 – 1/21/21
We break down the confounding rumors about Apple's VR headset plans on this week's show, review the first two episodes of WandaVision, and share what we'd want out of a Willy Wonda prequel. Plus, the surprising things we learned from iFixit's AirPods Max teardown, and the return of a Moment of Science! SF Covid Vaccine notification site:
Jan 21
1 hr 9 min
We're All at CES – This is Only a Test 582 – 1/15/21
With the first virtual CES underway, we discuss the weird and far out products and prototypes that debuted this week. From multi-rotor taxis to RGB LED face masks, CES still manages to be a showcase for novelty tech. We also talk about the surprise Lucasfilm Games announcements, Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event, and Doom 3 for VR!
Jan 15
1 hr 9 min
2021's Return Window – This is Only a Test 581 – 1/07/21
Happy new year! The gang meets up to recap their holiday breaks, gifts we gave and received, and Jeremy's new gig in game development! We also review Pixar's Soul and Wonder Woman 1984, and get hyped for a year of MCU shows. Plus, our hopes for the virtual CES event happening next week!
Jan 7
1 hr 4 min
Mando and Tenet – This is Only a Test 580 – 12/24/20
It's our final episode of the year! We zoom up one last time to send off 2020 with an episode dedicated to discussing the second season finale of The Mandalorian, the future of Star Wars on television, and a spoiler-filled breakdown of Christopher Nolan's Tenet. Thanks for joining us for an uncertain and unconventional year, and stay safe during the holidays!
Dec 24, 2020
1 hr 7 min
Neverending Star Wars – This is Only a Test 579 – 12/17/20
As we get ready to close out the year, Disney gives us a tremendous amount to look forward to as they reveal their slate of Star Wars and Marvel shows and movies for the next few years. We break down the announcements and talk about the potential for these stories to take our favorite franchises in both new and familiar directions, as well as our hopes and fears for each. Plus, testing iPhone's ProRAW feature and mixed reality updates in the VR Minute!
Dec 17, 2020
1 hr 6 min
MAXed Out – This is Only a Test 578 – 12/10/20
News goes to the Max this week with the industry-shaking announcement about Warner Bros.'s plans to release all of its 2021 films on HBO Max and Apple's surprise AirPods Max unveil. Engadget editor Devindra Hardawar joins us on the show to this week to discuss the implications for the film business, his review of Apple's M1-powered laptops, and the latest episode of The Mandalorian.
Dec 10, 2020
1 hr 22 min
Forever Baby Yoda – This is Only a Test 577 – 12/3/20
We're back from a remote Thanksgiving holiday to catch up on two weeks of news, including the unveiling of Super Mario World at Universal Japan, Wonder Woman 1984's upcoming debut on HBO Max, and a new desktop holographic display from Looking Glass. Plus, we recap this past week's awesome Mandalorian episode--revelations and spoilers within!
Dec 3, 2020
53 min
Not Too Good To Be True – This is Only a Test 576 – 11/19/20
Duocast this week! Kishore and Norm break down the reviews of Apple's new M1-based Macbooks, review the incredible documentary film In & Of Itself, recap this past week's Mandalorian, and lay out our hopes for Black Friday. Plus, an explanation of the recent vaccine news in a Moment of Science, and a bonus interview with our very own Darrell Maloney about mSLA 3D printing!
Nov 19, 2020
1 hr 21 min
Enter the Apple M1 – This is Only a Test 575 – 11/12/20
The long prophesied day has finally arrived--Apple this week announced three new computers that run on its new ARM-based M1 processor, and we dive into their configurations and discuss how the transition to ARM could affect new Mac buyers.
Nov 12, 2020
1 hr 16 min
Feel Good Special Episode – This is Only a Test 574 – 11/5/20
There's a lot of stressful stuff happening in the world this week, so the gang finds solace in checking in on each other this week to talk about more cheerful things in life.
Nov 5, 2020
39 min
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