Very Hicken Bros.
By Alexander Hicken
Two brothers co-host, sharing their interests, experiences, and thoughts. Trevor and Alex will be hosting friends and family regularly on their weekly podcast. Among their many interests are technology and current events; plus, it’s Pokémon season!
Best of November 2021, including Nick Chao's song Roses & Lead Paint
This is the first official monthly highlights episode of the Very Hicken Bros podcast; therefore, the edited episode jumps around within the month of November 2021. I put in many topics in the episode from the Talk to You Later livestream, which we had audio recordings of; such as the following: Trevor raves about Taco Bell's Grill Cheese Burrito. (https://www.tacobell.com/food/burritos/grilled-cheese-burrito) I share my NoName Nerd Minimeal NFT, which includes the crash of my computer; then, I take that moment to discuss my affiliation with NoName Nerd. (https://followmystream.com/alexnhicken/2021/11/20/minimeals/) Since the next subject is time sensitive I made sure to say the date that we published the next segment, which was dedicated to Kyung-bo Kim also known as the Overwatch League eSport’s athlete “Alarm," which was recorded/shared on November 10th, 2021. (https://www.ginx.tv/en/overwatch/overwatch-league-pro-alarm-has-passed-away-aged-20) Trevor and Nick discuss the Blizzard's Earnings call and the delay of Overwatch 2. (https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/2/22760118/activision-blizzard-delays-overwatch-2-and-diablo-4-again) Nick discusses Nikon and Cannon, catching up with Sony mirrorless cameras. I discuss Acala's successful crowdloan, and Nodle's crowdloan announcement. (https://nairametrics.com/2021/11/19/with-1-3-billion-staked-acala-wins-the-first-polkadot-parachain-auction/ & https://parachain.nodle.com)Trevor then shares his review of the Pixel 6 Pro. We conclude with my interview with Nick Chao on his rough sketch song called Roses and Lead Paint.
December 11, 2021
Nick Chao composes a new theme song for season 5.
Nick joins Trevor and I on this episode a first of Season 5 and more than a month for the Very Hicken Bros podcast. Kyler was offered double pay to work the night of recording the podcast, so he did not make it. I installed Windows 11 on my work laptop, and I share my first impressions. We discuss the following topics: Oura ring Generation 3 (https://www.acquiremag.com/tech/oura-ring-generation-3), Something Really Wants Our Attention: One Cosmic Object Emitted 1,652 Fast Radio Bursts in 47 Days. (https://scitechdaily.com/something-really-wants-our-attention-one-cosmic-object-emitted-1652-fast-radio-bursts-in-47-days/) PS5 and Xbox Shortages Could Last Until 2023. (https://kotaku.com/intel-says-cpu-and-gpu-shortages-may-last-until-2023-1847926285) Lastly, Nick recommends that you listen to Rat by Ghost. (https://youtu.be/C_ijc7A5oAc) The YouTube video chat episode of this recording can be found at the Very Hicken Bros channel and the following link: https://youtu.be/AojER_tclZQ
October 30, 2021
Whoop debuts Sila Nanotechnologies’ 17% more energy dense batteries.
Kyler was too busy to join us after a week off. Recovering from an illness, Nick joins us. We discuss the following topics: Wisdom Audio Community Beta (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wisdom-audio-community/id1576484544), MTN DEW Flamin' Hot Sold Out In An Hour (https://comicbook.com/irl/news/mountain-dew-flamin-hot-sold-out-one-hour/), Sila Nanotechnologies' battery technology will launch in Whoop wearables (https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/08/sila-nanotechnologiess-first-next-gen-battery-will-launch-in-whoop-wearables/), How TikTok Serves Up Sex and Drug Videos to Minors (https://www.wsj.com/articles/tiktok-algorithm-sex-drugs-minors-11631052944), and A Black Hole Triggers a Premature Supernova – First Observation of a Brand-New Kind of Supernova (https://scitechdaily.com/a-black-hole-triggers-a-premature-supernova-first-observation-of-a-brand-new-kind-of-supernova/).
September 12, 2021
Waymo now offers free rides to Trusted Testers in San Francisco.
Kyler did not join us for this episode because he had bad allergies. Nick, Trevor and I did speak about the OnlyFans policy fiasco, but I will publish it later on the Talk to You Later Show. I removed it to publish this episode at a reasonable time today. We spoke about the following topics: Trevor reviews the UMIDIGI Power 5 phone (https://umidigi.com/page-umidigi_power5_specification.html), audea.io, https://throne.live/, Flamin' Hot Mountain Dew Is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/flamin-hot-mountain-dew-coming-141228359.html), You Can Gain Admin Privileges to Any Windows Machine by Plugging in a Razer Mouse (https://lifehacker.com/you-can-gain-admin-privileges-to-any-windows-machine-by-1847537634), and Waymo starts offering autonomous rides in San Francisco (https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/24/22639226/waymo-san-francisco-rides-self-driving-service).
August 29, 2021
Virtual Riot's new album is introduced with their song Chroma.
We got the entire team together for the second time. We discussed joining the LaunchPadOne Self Made contest. (https://www.launchpaddm.com/selfmade) We also discussed Nick's possibly last photo-shoot with his long time photography associate. (https://www.instagram.com/nick_/) Kyler introduces Chroma, the first song release of Virtual Riot's new album: Simulation. (https://youtu.be/-PeWP7Czde8) and Trevor discusses the following article: Astronomers Create New Radio Map of Large Magellanic Cloud (http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/radio-map-large-magellanic-cloud-09978.html)
August 22, 2021
Nick Chao's "Paradise" is a vocal focused song.
This episode is the first with the full team. We introduce Nick Chao (https://www.instagram.com/nick_/) to Kyler Jeffrey (https://twitter.com/developerrr_). We talk about the following topics: Wisdom: Audio Community App (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wisdom-audio-community/id1576484544), Virtual Riot's new album "Simulation" (https://twitter.com/Virtual_Riot/status/1424797050869207051), Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck will be based on Arch Linux—not Debian (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/08/valves-upcoming-steam-deck-will-be-based-on-arch-linux-not-debian/), Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 announced with S Pen support and water resistance (https://www.theverge.com/22617206/samsung-galaxy-z-fold-3-features-specs-price-hands-on), and Nick's song "Paradise".
August 15, 2021
The London Hard-fork of Ethereum is Live.
Neither Nick or Kyler joins us for this episode. I did not publish an edited version of the last episode because it was too long to edit within the weekend. The livestream unedited version of the podcast is found at the following link: https://anchor.fm/alexnhicken/episodes/Most-of-the-Olympics-facilities-in-Japan-is-powered-by-Hydrogen-e158tha We discuss the following topics today: Pokemon Unite (https://unite.pokemon.com/en-us/), Tokyo's cauldron features the first hydrogen powered Olympic flame (https://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/hydrogen-powered-olympic-flame/8547739/amp/), Google formally confirms Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro: See official renders here! (https://www.androidauthority.com/google-pixel-6-official-2728192/), Ethereum Is Burning $10,000 Every Minute After EIP-1559 Upgrade (https://decrypt.co/77773/ethereum-is-burning-10000-every-minute-after-eip-1559-upgrade), and Hubble captures stunning image of squabbling galaxies (https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/04/world/hubble-squabbling-siblings-galaxies-scn/index.html).
August 07, 2021
Protect your identity with Duckduckgo's email anonymity tools.
Kyler Jeffrey joins the Very Hicken Bros, and we talked about the following topics: Marko: Beyond Brave - an epic hand-drawn metroidvania (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/studiomechka/marko-beyond-brave), Kyler's new computer, Pine64's $30 Linux Smartwatch Launches (https://www.pcmag.com/news/pine64s-30-linux-smartwatch-launches), Microsoft Quietly Released Its Own Linux Distro (https://www.tomshardware.com/amp/news/microsoft-released-cbl-mariner-linux-distro), Verizon is also switching to Android Messages as default for RCS (https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/20/22584443/verizon-android-messages-rcs), Android 12, Pokémon Unite launches for Nintendo Switch next week (https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-15-pokemon-unite-launches-for-nintendo-switch-next-week), Lightyear One to be manufactured in Finland by Valmet Automotive (https://electrek.co/2021/07/19/lightyear-one-to-be-manufactured-in-finland-by-valmet-automotive/), Ukrainian cryptocurrency mining operation with 3,800 PS4 Slims was actually designed for grinding FIFA Ultimate Team coins (https://www.notebookcheck.net/Alleged-Ukrainian-cryptocurrency-mining-operation-with-3-800-PS4-Slims-was-actually-designed-for-grinding-FIFA-Ultimate-Team-coins.551444.0.html), New Coheed and Cambria song - Shoulders. (https://youtu.be/budmX5jCGns), Evolution of Dubstep (https://twitter.com/Developerrr_/status/1416950779798188035?s=20), Chrome OS hardware is getting weird — and that's just the way we like it (https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/07/16/chrome-os-hardware-is-getting-weird-and-thats-just-the-way-we-like-it/), DuckDuckGo launches new Email Protection service to remove trackers (https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/20/22576352/duckduckgo-email-protection-privacy-trackers-apple-alternative), We Just Got an Image of a Plasma Jet From Another Supermassive Black Hole, And Whoa (https://www.sciencealert.com/we-just-got-images-of-a-second-black-hole-spitting-out-plasma-jets), and Cosmic fireworks in nearby galaxies shine light on star formation (https://www.space.com/galaxy-fireworks-trace-star-birth).
July 25, 2021
Nick Chao explains his song "Promise the World".
Nick joins us with a song to share! We talk about the following things: The Black Widow movie, the Gameboy Advance in 2021, Final Fantasy XIV Is So Popular Even The Digital Version Sold Out (https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-xiv-is-so-popular-even-the-digital-versio-1847272446), Yats are now native URLs on Opera — Yat (https://emojis.y.at/blog/yats-are-now-native-urls-on-opera-browser), Report: Google Pixel Foldable, others will use ultra-thin glass (https://9to5google.com/2021/07/14/google-pixel-foldable-ultra-thin-glass/), Billionaire Jackass Space Race, activelook.net, Kepler Seems to Have Detected a Bunch of Rogue Planets Drifting Through The Galaxy (https://www.sciencealert.com/kepler-seems-to-have-detected-a-population-of-rogue-planets-drifting-through-the-galaxy), and Promise the World (Nick's New Song).
July 18, 2021
Halo delivers cars driver-less for their new rideshare business.
We launched the Season 4 of the Very Hicken Bros podcast, and Season 4 is about livestreaming. You can participate by asking question during the conversation in the comment section of the Spotify Greenroom. This feature is only for iOS users. If you want to contribute to the Talk to You Later show, where the livestreams are published, you can chat with us after we record the podcast. We will be recording on Wednesday or Friday evenings, and we will share the links to the livestreamed podcast episode on social media. Trevor and I talk about the following topics: Vintage GBA gaming, the new Digimon card game, Official Plushies for Gigantamax Snorlax and Gigantamax Gengar Announced in Japan (https://nintendosoup.com/official-plushies-for-gigantamax-snorlax-and-gigantamax-gengar-announced-in-japan/), OnePlus 9 Pro gets delisted from Geekbench for benchmark manipulation (OnePlus responds) (https://www.techspot.com/news/90331-oneplus-9-pro-gets-delisted-geekbench-benchmark-manipulation.html), This 5G-controlled car will roll up and expect you to drive (https://www.fastcompany.com/90653650/halo-driverless-car-sharing-service), Nothing’s debut earbuds will cost $99 and feature noise cancellation (https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/6/22564819/nothing-earbuds-price-noise-cancellation-anc), Aircar Successfully Flies Intercity, Then Transforms Into Car and Drives Off (https://www.core77.com/posts/109337/Aircar-Successfully-Flies-Intercity-Then-Transforms-Into-Car-and-Drives-Off), Scientists Found a New Type of Space Explosion, 10x More Energetic Than a Supernova (https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-detected-a-new-type-of-explosion-in-space-a-magneto-rotational-hypernova) Trevor said that this episode is complemented by our test of our first livestream on Spotify's Greenroom on Wednesday. https://anchor.fm/alexnhicken/episodes/First-Livestreamed-Podcast-e143qv8
July 10, 2021
Introducing Kyler: Music Producer and @Developerrr_
Trevor and I finally introduce Kyler! He has been very active in the creativity and technology realm, working in ROM communities and music production. Kyler explains his favorite song that he produced, which he calls "Outside". (https://iamreinvented.bandcamp.com/track/outside) We discuss the following articles as well: Google wants to automatically clean up all your useless SMS 2FA messages (https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/06/29/google-messages-is-learning-to-auto-delete-otps/), joinwisdom.app, Chrome OS has a nice new addition coming for console gamers (https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/06/25/chrome-os-has-a-nice-new-addition-coming-for-console-gamers/), Amazon Goes All-In On Truck Safety With Autonomous Driving Company Plus (https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2021/06/30/amazon-goes-all-in-on-truck-safety-with-autonomous-driving-company-plus/), For the first time, astrophysicists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star (https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/first-time-astrophysicists-detect-black-hole-swallowing-neutron-star-n1272625), and Discovery of a New Type of Stellar Explosion – An Electron-Capture Supernova – Illuminates a Medieval Mystery (https://scitechdaily.com/discovery-of-a-new-type-of-stellar-explosion-an-electron-capture-supernova-illuminates-a-medieval-mystery/). Follow Kyler at twitter.com/developerrr_.
July 04, 2021
Stephen Hawking's black hole theories are confirmed with 95% confidence.
Meet the Red Hot Chilly Penguin (🌶🤘⭐🐧.y.at). Trevor and I talk about the following topics: JioPhone Next smartphone launched, Google says it runs special version of Android (https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/technology/news/story/jiophone-next-smartphone-launched-google-says-it-runs-special-version-of-android-1818874-2021-06-24), New Tamagotchi Is A Wearable Smart Device (https://kotaku.com/new-tamagotchi-is-a-wearable-smart-device-1847119315/amp), Drought-stricken communities push back against data centers (https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/drought-stricken-communities-push-back-against-data-centers-n1271344), Striker leaves San Francisco Shock (https://dotesports.com/overwatch/news/striker-leaves-san-francisco-shock), ANS returns to the San Francisco Shock (https://dotesports.com/overwatch/news/ans-returns-to-the-san-francisco-shock), Ethereum EIP-1559 London hardfork has been successfully initiated on the Ropsten test network (https://www.cryptopolitan.com/ethereum-eip-1559-initiated-on-ropsten/), Microsoft officially announces Windows 11 (https://www.androidauthority.com/windows-11-announcement-1238811/), 9 Features in Brave Search That Make it a Great Google Alternative (https://itsfoss.com/brave-search-features/), Famous Stephen Hawking theory about black holes confirmed (https://www.space.com/stephen-hawking-black-holes-theory-confirmed), Gravitational Waves Confirm Stephen Hawking's Famous Black Hole Theory (https://interestingengineering.com/gravitational-waves-confirm-stephen-hawkings-famous-black-hole-theory), and Record breaker: Scientists spot earliest known supermassive black hole 'storm' (https://www.space.com/earliest-supermassive-black-hole-storm-discovered). Intro and Outro Music Composed by Kyler. (https://clyp.it/g0ida53z) San Francisco Shock (@SFShock) tweeted at 10:00 AM on Wed, Jun 23, 2021: Today we say goodbye to @STRIKER_OW. Since joining us in 2018, Striker has been absolutely indispensable to the team. Our back-to-back championships would not have been possible without his hard work. Thank you for making history with us, Namjoo. We wish you all the best. https://t.co/vUkl9rNkLI (https://twitter.com/SFShock/status/1407730168660070400?s=03)
June 27, 2021
Esports team changes their name after a 210 million dollar contract
How is your week, Trevor? Hi, I am Chill Penguin. and I am Dragonbolt. Check out my yat at 🐉🔩🤑.y.at, if you want to follow me more closely. Trevor and I discuss the following topics: my Whoop 18 month membership extension, Google's New Wire-Free Pixel Buds A-Series Are $60 Cheaper Than AirPods (https://www.macrumors.com/2021/06/03/google-pixel-buds-a-series/), A Pro E-Sports Team Is Getting $210 Million to Change Its Name (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/04/sports/esports-name-change-tsm-ftx.html), Overwatch is getting cross-platform play on PC and console (https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2021/6/9/22524108/overwatch-crossplay-pc-playstation-xbox-nintendo-switch-console), Joining the Brave Search Beta, Huawei officially replaces Android with HarmonyOS, which is also Android (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/huaweis-harmonyos-will-rollout-to-100-android-models-over-the-next-year/), my departure from mining Bitcoin, Sonic’s original programmer might retire after Balan Wonderworld flop (https://www.polygon.com/22522603/yuji-naka-retire-balan-wonderworld-sales-reviews-square-enix), Cruise Can Now Operate Driverless Cars With Passengers In California (https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2021/06/cruise-can-now-operate-driverless-cars-with-passengers-in-california/), Hundreds of mysterious fast radio bursts detected in space (https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/world/fast-radio-bursts-chime-scn/index.html), Finding Quasars: Important but Extremely Rare Extragalactic Objects Are Now Easier to Spot (https://scitechdaily.com/finding-quasars-important-but-extremely-rare-extragalactic-objects-are-now-easier-to-spot/), and Here's the most complete picture of the Milky Way's center ever created (https://www.livescience.com/milky-way-center-composite-view-image.html).
June 13, 2021
Autonomous Vehicle company TuSimple cuts 10 hours off a 24 hour long haul.
Trevor and I record a normal episode again finally. We talk about the following topics: Target reverses drastic decision on selling Pokemon cards amid scalper crisis (https://www.dexerto.com/pokemon/target-reverses-drastic-decision-on-selling-pokemon-cards-amid-scalper-crisis-1587446/), Norton Cyber Security Firm Adds Crypto Mining Services BeInCrypto (https://finance.yahoo.com/news/norton-cyber-security-firm-adds-044455129.html), Google Messages could soon get two new features WhatsApp and Telegram have had for years (https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/05/27/google-messages-could-soon-get-two-new-features-whatsapp-and-telegram-have-had-for-years/), Polestar 2 Android Automotive review Google finally gives you a car worth talking to, and it's called Polestar 2 (https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/06/02/i-lived-with-the-google-fied-future-of-cars-and-it-excites-me/), Digital Wellpaper is a unique wallpaper app from OnePlus (https://www.xda-developers.com/digital-wellpaper-oneplus-wallpaper-app/), Further Pixel 6 details - Whitechapel matches SD870, 120Hz display, 5,000mAh battery (https://www.gsmarena.com/further_pixel_6_details__whitechapel_matches_sd870_120hz_display_5000mah_battery-news-49284.php), Amazon's Halo health tracker will soon be able to judge how your body moves (https://mashable.com/article/amazon-halo-health-tracker-movement-health/), SteelSeries’s new Prime accessories are streamlined for high-level play (https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/25/22445746/steelseries-prime-arctis-headset-wireless-plus-gaming-mouse-features-price), Sega announces new Sonic the Hedgehog classic collection, Sonic Origins (https://www.polygon.com/22451786/sonic-origins-collection-games-release-date-3-knuckles), Sonic the Hedgehog voice actor announces surprise return to role four months after departure (https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-26-sonic-the-hedgehog-voice-actor-announces-surprise-return-to-role-four-months-after-departure), Self-Driving Semi-Truck Completes 950-Mile Delivery 10 Hours Faster Than a Human Trucker Could (https://www.thedrive.com/tech/40899/self-driving-semi-truck-completes-950-mile-delivery-10-hours-faster-than-a-human-trucker-could), World's first nuclear bomb test created rare, otherworldly crystal (https://www.livescience.com/trinity-nuclear-bomb-test-rare-quasicrystal.html), and Dense, Spinning, Dead Star Discovered by Outback Radio Telescope (https://scitechdaily.com/dense-spinning-dead-star-discovered-by-outback-radio-telescope/).
June 05, 2021
An Introduction to Web3
Trevor and I were so busy moving this past weekend that we were unable to record a podcast together, so I recorded a quick thing about my Web3 experience. IPFS & Blockchain Domains: How To Launch An Unstoppable Website On IPFS In Under 3 Minutes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9vTeAtELOk
June 02, 2021
Trevor gets his 2021 iMac
Trevor and Nick talk about the following topics: y.at/🌶🤘⭐🐧, his new iMac, Apple’s lossless music streaming announcement, Google wins cloud deal from Elon Musk's SpaceX for Starlink internet connectivity (https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/13/google-cloud-wins-spacex-deal-for-starlink-internet-connectivity.html), new contax, More accurate clocks may add more disorder to the universe, scientists say (https://www.livescience.com/accurate-clocks-produce-more-entropy.html), NFTs...? - Can You Sell Analog/Vintage Camera Photos on a Blockchain? (https://www.35mmc.com/18/05/2021/nfts-can-you-sell-analog-vintage-camera-photos-on-a-blockchain-by-pixels-and-grain/)
May 23, 2021
Luminar reveals their new design focused lidar system with a partnership with Pony.ai.
Trevor and I are still preparing for the launch of season 4, assembling a team. This is the backup episode; just in case the team could not coordinate well again. Trevor talked about Jon Prosser's leak of the Pixel 6. I talk about my experience purchasing my Unstoppable Domain, facing high gas fees. US Target stores to stop selling Pokémon cards after rising value prompts threats to staff (https://www.theguardian.com/games/2021/may/13/us-target-stores-to-stop-selling-pokemon-cards-after-rising-value-prompts-threats-to-staff). I got my Oura ring delivered late. Sega Is Still Cool With Sonic Fan Games, Provided "No Profit Is Involved" (https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/05/sega_is_still_cool_with_sonic_fan_games_provided_no_profit_is_involved) Pony.ai unveils its next-gen robotaxi with LIDAR from Luminar (https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/10/22424726/pony-ai-luminar-lidar-robotaxi-california-china). Sharks Use Earth’s Magnetic Fields to Guide Them Like a Map – “It Really Is Mind Blowing” (https://scitechdaily.com/sharks-use-earths-magnetic-fields-to-guide-them-like-a-map-it-really-is-mind-blowing/).
May 16, 2021
Argo AI shows that they keep pace with the autonomous vehicle industry leaders.
Trevor and I discuss the following articles: Overwatch gained 10 million players last year despite no new heroes or modes (https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/overwatch-gained-10-million-players-last-year-despite-no-new-heroes-or-modes/), Google accidentally announces 'Pixel Buds A-Series' (https://9to5google.com/2021/05/04/google-pixel-buds-a-series-tweet/), New Lidar Brings Ford-Backed Argo AI a Big Step Closer to Full Self-Driving (https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/05/04/new-lidar-brings-ford-backed-argo-ai-a-big-step-cl/), 'Spaghettified' star wrapped around a black hole spotted for the first time (https://www.space.com/amp/spaghettified-star-observed-near-black-hole), and New Breakthrough Towards Understanding Dark Energy (https://scitechdaily.com/new-breakthrough-towards-understanding-dark-energy/).
May 08, 2021
Blockchain-ownership of Online Identity becomes accessible natively for the first time on mainstream Opera browser.
The quick topics that we had were Playstation 5's Returnal, purchasing the iMac, finally getting my Eth off an non-custody exchange, and Toyota; purchasing Lyft's self-driving car division (https://www.techspot.com/news/89457-toyota-buys-lyft-self-driving-car-division-550.html). 'Evangelion' creator Hideaki Anno wants to make a live-action 'Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind' (https://japantoday.com/category/entertainment/evangelion-creator-hideaki-anno-wants-to-make-a-live-action-nausicaa-of-the-valley-of-the-wind), Opera adds Unstoppable Domains support to desktop and iOS browsers, providing you with seamless access to the decentralized web (https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2021/04/opera-web3-support-unstoppable-domains-nft/). LG V70 ThinQ rumoured specifications leak with a 120 Hz display, a 5,300 mAh battery and 45 W charging (https://www.notebookcheck.net/LG-V70-ThinQ-rumoured-specifications-leak-with-a-120-Hz-display-a-5-300-mAh-battery-and-45-W-charging.536105.0.html). Sega's NFT bombshell provokes fury from fans (https://www.creativebloq.com/news/sega-nft)
May 02, 2021
Scientists discover a solution for our plastic waste disaster.
We cover the latest Apple Event with Nick (https://twitter.com/Nick_Chao/status/1384636771690897414). Trevor and I talk about the following topics: Sony won't shut down PS3 and PS Vita stores after all (https://www.cnet.com/news/sony-wont-shut-down-ps3-and-ps-vita-stores-after-all/), Scientists just made a huge breakthrough in reducing plastic waste (https://www.inverse.com/innovation/scientists-turn-plastic-into-oil), and Our Planet Is Travelling Through The Debris of Ancient Supernovae (https://www.sciencealert.com/our-planet-is-travelling-through-the-debris-of-ancient-supernovae).
April 24, 2021
DARPA subsidizes Spacecraft with Nuclear Thermal Propulsion.
Trevor and I review the OnePlus 9 Pro and the PinePhone. Trevor introduces Final Fantasy XIV Beta for PS5 as I do the Oura Ring. We discuss the following articles: Nintendo is releasing a bright blue Switch Lite in May (https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/13/22381575/nintendo-switch-lite-new-color-blue-price-release-date), Overwatch League Brings Back Live Events This Summer (https://www.ign.com/articles/overwatch-league-brings-back-live-events-this-summer), Buh-Bye, Bitcoin: The PRC (China) Has Launched A Digital Yuan. And It Will Change Everything (https://seekingalpha.com/article/4418567-bitcoin-china-launched-digital-yuan-and-will-change-everything), Haunting New Hubble Photo Reveals The Wisps of a Dying Galaxy (https://www.sciencealert.com/haunting-new-image-from-hubble-shows-a-dying-galaxy), DARPA picks Lockheed Martin and Blue Origin to build nuclear spacecraft (https://www.engadget.com/darpa-lockheed-martin-blue-origin-nuclear-spacecraft-100547792.html), Galaxies, the cosmic cities of the universe, explained by astrophysicist (https://www.space.com/galaxy-types-and-formations), Brave and Vivaldi browsers won't adopt Google's FLoC tech (https://9to5google.com/2021/04/14/brave-vivaldi-browsers-floc/), TCL’s Fold ‘n Roll concept is a phone into a 10-inch tablet (https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/14/22383668/tcl-fold-n-roll-concept-rollable-phone-tablet), NVIDIA Hyperion 8 is a near-turnkey platform for autonomous cars (https://www.slashgear.com/nvidia-hyperion-8-is-a-near-turnkey-platform-for-autonomous-cars-12667965/), Mind-Bending NASA Visualization Shows The Wild Warping of Binary Black Holes (https://www.sciencealert.com/new-nasa-visualization-shows-the-wild-warping-around-binary-black-holes), Scientists get more great looks at the 1st black hole ever photographed (https://www.space.com/m87-supermassive-black-hole-observing-campaign), and Astronomers detect a bright-blue bridge of stars, and it’s about to blow (https://www.livescience.com/new-milky-way-spur-discovered.html).
April 18, 2021
Waymo CEO John Krafcik passes the baton to two new CEOs.
I don't have time to add a description. I am rushing of to a bonfire.
April 10, 2021
Africa unites to wall itself from the expanding Saharan Desert.
Nick joins Trevor and I, discussing the following: Milky Way mosaic took 12 years, 1250 hours (https://earthsky.org/space/milky-way-panorama-metsavainio-astrophotography), Microsoft Launches ION On Bitcoin Mainnet (https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/microsoft-announces-completion-of-ion-v1-and-launch-on-bitcoin-mainnet), Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis Chapters Are Free, But Weapons Are Locked Behind Gacha System (https://www.thegamer.com/final-fantasy-7-ever-crisis-gacha-weapons/),GShares of smart glasses maker Vuzix jump as Q4 results top expectations (https://www.zdnet.com/article/shares-of-smart-glasses-maker-vuzix-jump-as-q4-results-top-expectations/), 20 Years of Mac OS X (https://512pixels.net/2021/03/os-x-at-20/), Is Sergey Brin really building the world's biggest aircraft? Here's everything we know. (https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Sergey-Brin-Google-airship-blimp-zeppelin-LTA-16030652.php), A 5,000-mile living wall could hold back the world's largest desert (https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/17/africa/africa-great-green-wall-sahara-desert-spc-intl-c2e/index.html), 10 Year Anniversary of The Unforgiving (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unforgiving), Man accidentally opens old Magic: The Gathering pack and pulls a Black Lotus that could be worth over $10,000 (https://www.pcgamer.com/amp/man-accidentally-opens-old-magic-the-gathering-pack-and-pulls-a-black-lotus-that-could-be-worth-over-dollar10000/), and New Black Hole Photo Shows Magnetic Fields (https://www.dpreview.com/news/7663931388/incredible-new-image-shows-the-magnetic-fields-at-the-edge-of-the-m87-black-hole)
March 27, 2021
Blockchain enables us to own our online identity, not relying on our email address or phone number, which we don't actually own.
Sorry. I can't put in the description of the podcast at this time. I rushing off to see Raya and the Last Dragon, but Nick did join us for this episode.
March 06, 2021
OnePlus thrives at T-Mobile's Metro
Trevor and I spoke about the following topics: 15% of Metro customers use OnePlus (https://www.androidauthority.com/oneplus-nord-series-us-1201202/); Waymo, delivering people in San Francisco (https://venturebeat.com/2021/02/17/waymo-begins-robo-taxi-tests-in-san-francisco/amp/); Mysterious massive holes in Siberia (https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/17/world/siberia-craters-arctic-climate-change-scn/index.html); Blockchains LLC, petitioning for innovation zone (https://www.ksl.com/article/50107012/in-nevada-desert-a-technology-firm-aims-to-be-a-government). We also discuss the BlizzConline (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfAGiRdabzE), Pokemon Presents (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjolDEc6qtk), CryptoTab browser v. Brave Browser (https://cryptotabbrowser.com/19820041 & https://brave.com/download/), and Cloud Mining platforms (Bee.com, Pi Network, ByBee, Nodle Cash, & Crypto Miner for Monero XMR).
February 28, 2021
Final Fantasy introduces four new developments.
Trevor and I talk several topics. The order is the following: Hayao Miyazaki's 'Spirited Away' to Get Stage Adaptation (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hayao-miyazakis-spirited-away-to-get-stage-adaptation), Overcast overhauls its Apple Watch app (https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/25/22300649/overcast-podcast-app-new-watch-update), ZTE unveils second-gen in-display camera tech, but we still have questions (https://www.androidcentral.com/zte-unveils-second-gen-display-camera-tech-we-still-have-questions), Mobileye partners with Lohr and Transdev to develop self-driving shuttles (https://venturebeat.com/2021/02/25/mobileye-partners-with-lohr-and-transdev-to-develop-self-driving-shuttles/) four different final fantasy games, Qualcomm announces XR1 AR Smart Viewer reference design (https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/23/22296100/qualcomm-xr1-smart-viewer-ar-glasses-announce-lenovo-thinkreality-a3), Astronomers find the fastest spinning black hole to date (https://www.livescience.com/first-black-hole-detected-fastest-spinning.html), and 'Ghostly' neutrino from star-shredding black hole reveals cosmic particle accelerator of epic proportions (https://www.space.com/neutrino-from-star-shredding-black-hole-particle-accelerator).
February 27, 2021
Astrophysicists rekindle 12 billion mile connection with voyaging spacecraft
We almost had a guest for this episode, but he was called in to work early on Friday. Trevor and I talked about the following topics: Wearable technology will no longer need batteries by the end of the decade (https://www.colorado.edu/today/2021/02/10/thermoelectric), Nothing's first product (https://www.techspot.com/amp/news/88576-carl-pei-nothing-focusing-wireless-earbuds-first.html), Aurora partners with Toyota (https://www.protocol.com/bulletins/aurora-partnering-toyota-autonomous-taxis), OnePlus is the only phone company to increase growth from last year (https://pocketnow.com/oneplus-was-the-only-brand-to-grow-in-the-us-market-in-a-pandemic-hit-2020), Motional to use Blackberry's QNX security (https://www.benzinga.com/news/21/02/19565162/blackberry-announces-qnx-software-will-power-motionals-autonomous-vehicles), LG's Rollable phone patent is submitted in China (https://www.phonearena.com/news/new-LG-Rollable-patent-shows-second-display-camera-module_id130005), New modular nuclear technology to be built in Utah (https://www.wsj.com/articles/mini-nuclear-reactors-offer-promise-of-cheaper-clean-power-11613055608), and Voyager 2 communications system was updated (https://nyti.ms/3qdAFDO).
February 14, 2021
Net Zero Carbon Fuels are being commercially developed.
This episode is one defined by passion. We had more than 25 topics, and Nick Chao joined us. Trevor had 15 topics. They are the following: Sony, not making money of the sale of PS5s (https://www.polygon.com/2021/2/3/22264242/playstation-5-sales-loss-manufacturing-costs-msrp-sony); emongg, becoming San Francisco Shock’s official content creator(https://dotesports.com/overwatch/news/san-francisco-shock-signs-emongg-as-a-content-creator); Sega, spliting (https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-02-01-sega-sammy-to-split-video-games-and-pachinko-machines-into-separate-companies); Sonic, getting a Lego set (https://www.gamespot.com/articles/a-sonic-the-hedgehog-lego-set-is-speeding-into-production/1100-6487094/); Upright, getting acquired (https://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/DarioHealth+%28DRIO%29+Announces+Acquisition+of+Leading+Digital+Musculoskeletal+Company+Upright+Technologies+and+%2470+Million+Financing/17869165.html; FF14’s big update (https://www.gamespot.com/videos/final-fantasy-xiv-endwalker-teaser-trailer/2300-6454610/); Argo AI, readying to launch (https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1123610_argo-ai-s-4th-gen-self-driving-car-prototypes-fitted-with-product-intent-hardware); Google Maps update (https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-maps-split-screen-street-view); Apple Watch, unlocking the iPhone (https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/unlock-iphone-wearing-mask-with-apple-watch/); Samsung Dex update for the S21 (https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/02/04/samsung-dex-now-works-wirelessly-on-pcs-if-you-have-a-galaxy-s21/); Carl Pei’s Nothing (https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/carl-pei-nothing-company-announcement-news/); GM’s hydrogen partnerships, not including them manufacturing cars (https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/gm-to-supply-navistar-with-hydrogen-fuel-cells-semi-trucks); Rolling Samsung phone (https://www.tomsguide.com/news/forget-lg-rollable-samsung-rollable-phone-just-teased-in-new-patent); Net Zero Carbon Fuels (https://www.geekwire.com/2021/amazon-invests-startup-producing-net-zero-carbon-fuels-transportation/); Radio Loud Magnetars (I can't paste anymore links. I will post them on the YouTube Videos.); Sony A1; Fuji GFX100S; learning about backholes from a water drain vortex; harnessing energy from blackholes; and the universe’s Old Faithful.
February 07, 2021
"Silver Bullet", a Cyberpunk 2077 inspired song, by Nick Chao
Nick Chao joins us for the first episode of 2021. We discuss the following topics before he introduces his new song: video gaming is a bigger industry than the combined film and sports industry (https://www.gamespot.com/articles/games-are-now-making-more-than-movies-and-sports-combined/1100-6485777/), Demon Slayer takes the top animated film box office title from Spirited Away (https://comicbook.com/anime/news/demon-slayer-mugen-train-beats-spirited-away-box-office/), KFC to release a gaming PC (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55433318), Nick give his review of Cyberpunk 2077 on PS5, Xiaomi's Mi 11 is the first phone with the 888 chip (https://www.xda-developers.com/xiaomi-mi-11-flagship-5g-launch-china-qualcomm-snapdragon-888/), Nick gives his thoughts on the AirPods Max, LG pitches transparent displays for commercial uses (https://www.techradar.com/news/lg-brings-its-transparent-oled-tv-to-beds-restaurants-and-public-transit-windows), LG and Magna announce a $1,000,000,000 electric car joint venture (https://www.autoblog.com/2020/12/23/lg-electronics-magna-joint-venture-electric-car-components/), LG's droid sanitizes interior spaces (https://www.techrepublic.com/article/germ-killing-robot-is-lgs-latest-product-it-could-help-prevent-covid-19-spread-in-offices/), Nuro is the first autonomous vehicle company to take their service public in California (https://venturebeat.com/2020/12/23/nuro-becomes-first-company-to-receive-commercial-autonomous-vehicle-permit-from-california-dmv/), Nuro acquires Ike (https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/23/nuro-acquires-autonomous-trucking-startup-ike/), Trevor introduces recoiling black holes (http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/abell-2261-recoiling-supermassive-black-hole-09167.html), Black holes discharge energy (https://scitechdaily.com/black-holes-discharge-the-energy-in-their-powerful-plasma-jets-much-farther-away-than-thought/), and Christmas Star or Great Conjunction (https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/22/world/jupiter-saturn-great-conjunction-images-scn-trnd/index.html).
January 30, 2021
Brave Browser supports ipfs://, the Interplanetary Filing System.
First of all Trevor starts it off with a surprise. I discussion my decision to abandon Android and iOS, buying a PinePhone. The news topics are the following: M1 Macs can now run full version of Linux thanks to new Corellium port (https://9to5mac.com/2021/01/20/m1-macs-can-now-run-full-version-of-linux-thanks-to-new-corellium-port/), Google Closes Loon, Its Plan to Use Balloons for Web Access (https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-parent-ends-project-that-provided-internet-from-balloons-11611327810), Google says it completes acquisition of Fitbit (https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-parent-ends-project-that-provided-internet-from-balloons-11611327810), New Vuzix MicroLED smartglasses show how small the future is becoming (https://www.cnet.com/news/new-vuzix-microled-smartglasses-show-how-small-the-future-is-becoming/), New Pokémon luxury jewelry will star Jigglypuff with her own tiny pink sapphire (https://soranews24.com/2021/01/08/new-pokemon-luxury-jewelry-will-star-jigglypuff-with-her-own-tiny-pink-sapphire/), LG discussing sale of smartphone business to Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup (https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/01/22/no-lg-isnt-exiting-the-smartphone-business/), Sony Xperia 10 III renders and specs shared by a leaker (https://www.techradar.com/news/sony-xperia-10-iii-renders-and-specs-shared-by-a-leaker), Relaunched Aptera electric cars get thousands of pre-orders (https://boingboing.net/2021/01/08/relaunched-aptera-electric-cars-get-thousands-of-pre-orders.html), Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 870, a souped-up version of the Snapdragon 865 (https://www.xda-developers.com/qualcomm-unveils-snapdragon-870/), New investment by US Air Force gives lift to autonomous flying cars (https://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-investment-by-us-air-force-gives-lift-to-autonomous-flying-cars/), Jake returns to the Houston Outlaws (https://dotesports.com/overwatch/news/jake-returns-to-the-houston-outlaws), Aptiv unveils new self-driving platform designed to cost less (https://www.autoblog.com/2021/01/11/aptiv-self-driving-platform/), 'Bumblebee gravity' could explain why the universe is expanding so quickly (https://www.livescience.com/bumblebee-gravity-could-explain-dark-energy.html), Brave becomes first browser to add native support for the IPFS protocol (https://www.zdnet.com/article/brave-becomes-first-browser-to-add-native-support-for-the-ipfs-protocol/), The first magnetar flare detected from another galaxy was tracked to its home (https://www.sciencenews.org/article/magnetar-flare-first-home-galaxy-star-fast-radio-burst), New Horizons Spacecraft Data Shows There Are Far Fewer Galaxies in the Universe Than Previously Thought (https://scitechdaily.com/new-horizons-spacecraft-data-shows-there-are-far-fewer-galaxies-in-the-universe-than-previously-thought/), What Happens to Their Supermassive Black Holes When Galaxies Collide? (https://www.universetoday.com/149682/what-happens-to-their-supermassive-black-holes-when-galaxies-collide/).
January 23, 2021
California to home Toyota's revolutionary hydrogen fuel car later this month
Trevor and I discuss the following topics: Vuzix and Topcon collab (https://siliconangle.com/2020/12/16/vuzix-topcon-bring-augmented-reality-construction-sites-across-europe/), Among Us on Nintendo Switch (https://www.engadget.com/among-us-switch-launch-today-173338948.html), ZeroAvia funding round (https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/16/business/zeroavia-hydrogen-planes/), Ubisoft+ on Stadia (https://9to5google.com/2020/12/14/ubisoft-plus-arrives-google-stadia/), Zoox car reveal (https://www.slashgear.com/zoox-self-driving-robotaxi-revealed-amazon-cash-builds-bidirectional-pod-ev-14651075/), Carl Pei's new startup (https://androidcommunity.com/carl-pei-secures-7-million-funding-for-his-new-audio-venture-20201210/), Toyota's hydrogent Mirai car (https://www.core77.com/posts/103621/Toyotas-New-Hydrogen-Powered-Minus-Emissions-Mirai-Cleans-the-Surrounding-Air-as-You-Drive), New black hole powers (https://www.universetoday.com/149200/black-holes-gain-new-powers-when-they-spin-fast-enough/).
December 20, 2020
Scientists hack photosynthesis in algae to produce hydrogen.
Trevor and I discuss the following topics: Streaming on Stadia, going live (https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/7/22162574/google-stadia-opens-youtube-livestream-feature-december-8); a new map of the Milky Way Galaxy (https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/27/world/earth-supermassive-black-hole-milky-way-scn/index.html); a once in a lifetime planetary alignment (https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/11/30/witness-astronomys-once-in-a-lifetime-planetary-alignment-on-december-21/); Universtiy collab hacks photosynthesis to produce hydrogen (https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2020/11/25/Hydrogen-producing-algae-may-fuel-alternative-energy-economy/8491606313840/); Volkswagen to produce a $25,000 electric vehicle (https://www.engadget.com/volkswagen-battery-electric-vehicle-205040665.html); Cognixion develops an augmented reality headset, enabling disabled people, by reading their brainwaves (https://www.tweaktown.com/news/76526/this-ar-headset-can-read-your-brain-and-speak-for-you/index.html); BlissOS puts Android on PC (https://www.xda-developers.com/bliss-os-arm64-app-magisk-support-android-11-teaser/); and Ethereum 2.0 is live! (https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-2-0-beacon-chain-goes-live-as-world-computer-begins-long-awaited-overhaul). Trevor's final three astrophysics topics have to do with a galaxy losing its dark matter (https://scitechdaily.com/hubble-space-telescope-explains-oddball-galaxys-missing-dark-matter/), odd radio circles (https://theconversation.com/wtf-newly-discovered-ghostly-circles-in-the-sky-cant-be-explained-by-current-theories-and-astronomers-are-excited-142812), and a black hole feast AKA a quasar (https://scitechdaily.com/galaxy-survives-black-holes-feast-goes-against-all-the-current-scientific-predictions/).
December 13, 2020
Lightyear introduces their photovoltaic electric vehicle that you may never need to charge.
I am so grateful for Nick Chao, joining us for this one year anniversary episode of the podcast. I did not feel that my topics were a meaningful balance to Trevor's topics. Trevor and I reviewed our experience with the new Google Pay. (https://9to5google.com/2020/11/17/new-google-pay-announcement/) The quick topics that we covered before getting into our more deep topics are the following: California's Public Utilities Commission is ready to approve autonomous taxi companies' services.(https://finance.yahoo.com/news/robotaxi-companies-now-win-approval-215822299.html) More Fast Radio Bursts are discovered. (https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/fast-radio-bursts-blasts-space-galaxy-frb-b1723714.html). Introducing, the electric vehicle company, Lightyear is my first main topic. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/afdhelaziz/2020/11/19/why-lightyear-is-the-most-game-changing-car-company-on-the-planet/) Nick Chao talks about Apple's introduction of M1 chip. Trevor discusses Moth's announcement to join the Gladiators. (https://www.hotspawn.com/moth-san-francisco-shock-interview/) I added this topic in because I did not realize that Trevor was going to conclude with four more topics. It is Carvey Ehren Maigue's invention of suspending the "AuREUS" material from rotten produce. (https://earther.gizmodo.com/this-dyson-award-winning-invention-can-turn-rotting-veg-1845714414) Trevor discusses the following four astrophysics topics: Shadow Beams (https://www.sciencealert.com/for-thousands-of-light-years-the-shadow-of-a-black-hole-is-stretching-across-space), Universal Warming (https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/deep-space/a34701932/why-the-universe-is-getting-hotter/), Astronomers observe a merger of two neutron stars possibly creating a magnetar. (https://scitechdaily.com/black-hole-or-no-black-hole-astrophysics-of-neutron-star-collisions/), and Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment discovers a fossil galaxy. (https://phys.org/news/2020-11-astronomers-fossil-galaxy-deep-milky.html)
November 28, 2020
Wind Generating Solar Tower to power millions of homes in CA and AZ.
This episode is a classic. We talk about developing technologies after Trevor talks about the new policies of transferring Pokemon to Pokemon Home from Pokemon Go (https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/pokemon-go-pokemon-home-live-all-trainers/), and how Playstation 4 can be an extension console to the Playstation 5 (https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/9/21556803/sony-ps5-remote-play-ps4-app-streaming-games). The developing technologies are the following: self-healing wearable technology (https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/electronic-skin-wearable-technology-b1646601.html), sound bubbles (https://apnews.com/article/new-tech-device-sound-beaming-noveto-38327ae5fe116080a5eaf2374eb0f5c8), and wind power generating solar tower (https://www.treehugger.com/using-solar-energy-create-wind-power-4853385). The astrophysics news is about fast radio burst (https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/radio-burst-fast-galaxy-milky-way-b1590956.html).
November 18, 2020
Playstation app update enables remote game downloads and deletion.
Trevor and I discuss the Whoop (https://www.androidauthority.com/whoop-strap-review-1161259/) and Playstation app (https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/358749) after Trevor reviews LG K92 5G (https://9to5google.com/2020/10/29/lg-k92-5g-price-release/). Waymo releases autonomous safety score card for Phoenix fleet (https://www.autoblog.com/2020/10/30/waymo-phoenix-safety-incident-score-card-autonomous/). Most isolated massive stars are kicked out of their clusters (https://phys.org/news/2020-10-isolated-massive-stars-clusters.html)
November 07, 2020
Klein Vision looks to sell their flying car within a year.
Welcome to season 3 of the Very Hicken Bros. podcast. The reason that it is season three is because Trevor is going to launch a YouTube Channel. Nick Chao joins us. We discuss the following topics: Garmin's new esports smart watch (https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/forget-fitness-garmins-new-smartwatch-is-designed-for-esports-athletes-4105079), every PS5 launch game (https://www.ign.com/wikis/playstation-5/List_of_PlayStation_5_Launch_Games), Nick's latest photography adventures, Google Play Music's death (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/10/22/google-play-music-is-now-officially-dead-dead-dead/), the October Apple Event, KleinVision's flying car (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8888847/Futuristic-flying-AirCar-takes-skies-time.html), and a possible planet's core floats in an asteroid belt (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hubble-space-telescope-rare-asteroid-16-psyche-worth-10000-quadrillion/). Stay tuned for the bonus episode that is hinted in the episode on the Talk to You Later Show.
October 29, 2020
GM to manufacture self-driving cars without in-person controls late next year
Trevor and I discuss the following topics: the plague of the red chocobo (https://www.pcgamesn.com/final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn/red-comet-chocobo), US Defense Contractor's second phase product develop with Vuzix (https://finance.yahoo.com/news/vuzix-receives-order-us-defense-175000223.html), HTC Desire 20+ (https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/htc-desire-20-smartphone-unveiled-19-10-2020/), LG's rollable TV (https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/19/21524338/lg-rollable-tv-available-price-on-sale-korea), GM, a self-driving leading pack member (https://ca.reuters.com/article/idCAKBN2762SP), the Milky Way's clumpy halo (https://phys.org/news/2020-10-milky-galaxy-clumpy-halo.html), and the Milky Way black hole spin determination (https://www.universetoday.com/148403/we-actually-dont-know-how-fast-the-milky-ways-supermassive-black-hole-is-spinning-but-might-be-a-way-to-find-out/)
October 22, 2020
Waymo takes public lead in self-driving car race from Tesla.
This episode was a little funny because Trevor starts with three third topics, and closes with two half topics, and we have three full topics in the middle. The three third topics are the following: Final Fantasy 16's basic development completion (https://www.gamesradar.com/final-fantasy-16-update-from-square-enix-says-it-has-completed-basic-development/), Carl Pei leaves OnePlus (https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/12/carl-pei-leaves-oneplus/), Nest Thermostat includes Soli chip (https://pocketnow.com/googles-new-nest-thermostat-has-a-soli-chip-inside-and-costs-just-130). I cover Waymo annoucement (https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54476524) to serve the public before Tesla. (https://electrek.co/2020/10/12/tesla-release-full-self-driving-beta-customers-next-week/) Trevor discusses IBM's new contract with Overwatch. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/krisholt/2020/10/09/ibm-inks-its-first-ever-esports-deal-with-the-overwatch-league/) Mineral is another Alphabet company that I join in introducing to the world. (https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/12/21513353/alphabet-google-x-lab-moonshot-computational-agriculture-mineral-revealed) The following articles cover Trevor's astrophysics news: https://www.sciencealert.com/the-atmosphere-of-one-of-the-hottest-exoplanets-in-the-galaxy-is-full-of-metal and https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/black-hole-star-space-tidal-disruption-event-telescope-b988845.html.
October 15, 2020
The quantum internet doesn't require an internet connection.
Trevor and I researched some in-depth articles. I learned about the quantum internet (https://www.discovermagazine.com/technology/the-quantum-internet-will-blow-your-mind-heres-what-it-will-look-like), and Trevor dove deep into the operating systems of spacecraft. (https://arstechnica.com/features/2020/10/the-space-operating-systems-booting-up-where-no-one-has-gone-before/)
October 12, 2020
Atari takes lead on a universal gaming currency
The General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was so inspiring this past weekend that Trevor and I decided to make a new podcast, which we will be recording today. We discussed the following topics: the movie theater industry (https://theplaylist.net/studios-take-a-hit-cinemas-analyst-20201005/), Final Fantasy's Collection of SaGa (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7uT3iT7BxA), Google's Project Soli (https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/9/30/21496318/google-soli-radar-motion-sense-rick-osterloh-pixel-5), Atari (https://decrypt.co/43744/atari-token-bitcoin-com-public-sale-november), the Nobel Physics Award (https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54420240), Graphene (https://www.fastcompany.com/90560206/this-wonder-material-could-eliminate-dead-batteries-once-and-for-all), and black holes (https://www.sciencealert.com/monstrous-black-hole-has-trapped-six-entire-galaxies-in-its-gravitational-spider-web). Both Trevor and I had topics that we wanted to dive into, which were too long to research for this episode, so we are planning to record a bonus episode this weekend.
October 08, 2020
Nick Chao explains "The End of Us", a song sketch.
Nick Chao (https://www.instagram.com/nick_/) joined us to share his latest song sketch. I was planning to edit this podcast episode today, but I had two spontaneous job interviews. Trevor and I decided to publish the episode without editing because we know that our audience would like to focus on the general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this weekend. We want to get it out early for you. We had engaging conversations with Nick Chao, and Trevor and I had the following few topics: Final Fantasy 16’s trailer wasn’t pre-rendered because Square wants you to know it’s actually coming soon (https://www.pcgamesn.com/final-fantasy-16/pre-rendered), Starlink puts towns devastated by wildfires online for disaster relief workers (https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/29/starlink-puts-towns-devastated-by-wildfires-online-for-disaster-relief-workers/), It's official: Instagram and Messenger users can now chat with each other (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/09/30/its-official-instagram-and-messenger-users-can-now-chat-with-each-other/), and Black holes so big we don't know how they form could be hiding in the universe (https://www.livescience.com/ginormous-black-holes-could-lurk-in-universe.html). We discussed the following topics with Nick: his birthday, his new Fuiji GFX 100, the GF 63 & 45-100 lenses, MacBook Pro Tips, the Apple event, iOS 14, and 'The End of Us.'
October 02, 2020
Twitter's decentralized, blockchain future
Sorry if the podcast editing feels off. Publishing and listening to many podcast lately, I feel that my ears are fried. They need a break. Before we alternating discussing Amazon's new products and tiny home companies, we discuss the following topics: Twitter, preparing to go decentralized (https://www.coindesk.com/jack-dorsey-twitter-blockchain-strategy-oslo-freedom-forum); Amaranthe, earning more money from streaming than touring (https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/amaranthe-earns-more-money-from-streaming-than-from-touring/); the first commercially available hydrogen plane (https://www.newschain.uk/news/worlds-first-hydrogen-fuelled-flight-commercial-plane-35038). The Amazon products that Trevor discussed are the security camera drone of Ring (https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/24/21453709/ring-always-home-cam-indoor-drone-security-camera-price-specs-features-amazon) and Amazon's new cloud gaming service, Luna (https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/24/21451371/amazon-luna-cloud-gaming-service-twitch-alexa-controller). The companies that I explored in the tiny house industry are Nestron (https://nestron.house/)and Boxabl (https://www.boxabl.com/). Lastly Trevor explains 6G.(https://youtu.be/AvcAovqG5Kk)
September 29, 2020
If Zuckerburg does all his meetings in virtual reality, we can.
Firstly Trevor shares his wisdom, ordering the PS5 without much frustration. After he covers the news about media of TikTok (https://pocketnow.com/tiktok-avoids-ban-and-closes-deal-with-oracle-and-walmart), Playstation, Xbox (https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/22/21451464/xbox-series-x-s-preorders-sold-out-restock-amazon-best-buy-newegg-walmart-microsoft-store) , and Nvidia. Before we cover the announcements of Bose (https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/22/21449477/bose-sleepbuds-2-earbuds-announced-specs-sleep-date-price), Facebook (https://open.spotify.com/episode/7uqo3KFmPaz9rMTQBGlURY) with Spatial (https://spatial.io/), Sony (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/09/17/sonys-new-flagship-phone-actually-looks-kind-of-good/), and Mercedes-Benz. Trevor was so excited about an off-grid tiny home article that I shared; we had to discuss it. (https://www.businessinsider.com/iohouse-space-smart-home-2020-9) Trevor and I bounce between each other topics of hydrogen fuel technology and video game studio to keep the topics fresh. They are the following: First hydrogen engine (https://electrek.co/2020/09/17/behydro-hydrogen-powered-dual-fuel-engine/), Bethesda (https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/microsoft-acquires-bethesda-news/), Airbus (https://electrek.co/2020/09/21/airbus-hydrogen-net-zero-concept-aircraft-2035/), Dreamhaven (https://venturebeat.com/2020/09/23/blizzard-cofounder-mike-morhaime-launches-new-gaming-endeavor-dreamhaven/), and Mercedes-Benz (https://www.motoring.com.au/mercedes-benz-genh2-concept-unveiled-126280/). Trevor of course concluded the podcast with an astrophysics topic. (https://www.livescience.com/new-type-of-dark-boson.html)
September 26, 2020
Flying cars will have force-field protection.
After Trevor introduced the Sony's new flagship smartphone, we discuss the topics, which he organized that I found following themes: [I typically choose the topic order.] INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS; Nvidia to buy ARM for $40 Billion (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/09/14/nvidia-is-reportedly-nearing-a-deal-to-purchase-arm/), Solar Fridge helps Africans off-grid (https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/09/business/solar-fridge-youmma-africa-spc-intl/), & Apple Airpods counterfeits seized in US customs (https://www.androidauthority.com/us-customs-oneplus-buds-apple-airpods-1157076/), TECHNOLOGY FINDS NEW APPLICATION; Hydrogen Boilers transform our heating systems- Energy Experts (https://www.homebuilding.co.uk/news/hydrogen-boilers-will-transform-our-heating-systems-says-energy-expert), Battery Free Gameboy Runs Forever (https://scitechdaily.com/battery-free-game-boy-runs-forever-powered-by-button-pressing-and-solar-energy/), Hololens 2 to fix cars using Augmented Reality (https://luxurylaunches.com/gadgets/mercedes-benz-technicians-in-the-us-will-now-use-microsoft-hololens-2-and-augmented-reality-to-fix-cars.php), & Google Chrome OS lasts longer with huge changes in Chrome/OS separation (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/09/12/google-is-separating-chrome-from-chrome-os-its-a-big-deal-heres-what-you-need-to-know/), and NEW TECHNOLOGIES; These 120 MPH Electric ‘Flying Cars’ To Get Virtual Force-Field Protection (https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/09/13/these-120-mph-electric-flying-cars-to-get-virtual-force-field-security-acronis-teknov8-evtol-airspeeder-racing/#216766af65f9) , Huawei’s Harmony OS - what is it and when can it be expected (https://youtu.be/7jiQ46OMcCA), & Autonomous food delivery in Tempe University (https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2020/09/12/autonomous-food-delivery-robots-roll-out-asus-tempe-campus/5781886002/). Trevor's astrophysics topics was about Boson stars (https://www.sciencealert.com/there-could-be-transparent-stars-made-of-bosons-masquerading-as-black-holes).
September 24, 2020
Join Pebble's Rebble alliance.
Trevor starts off the podcast with many short topics before we got into the main topics like Unlock Ubuntu using your face. (https://tech.davidfield.co.uk/unlock-ubuntu-using-your-face/) The Andromeda galaxy has a huge halo that's already overlapping with our galaxy's. (https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/the-andromeda-galaxys-halo-is-already-colliding-with-the-milky-ways) ZTE Axon 20 5G is the first phone with an under-display camera No bezel, notch, hole-punch, or pinhole. (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/09/01/zte-axon-20-5g-is-the-first-phone-with-an-under-display-camera/) A Spider-Man Comic Was Written By AI And The Result Is Madness. (https://screenrant.com/spider-man-story-written-by-ai/) The main topics are the following: Yandex and Uber spin out self-driving venture with $150 million investment (https://venturebeat.com/2020/09/04/yandex-and-uber-spin-out-self-driving-venture-with-150-million-investment/), Everything Nintendo Just Announced In Its Mario Showcase (https://kotaku.com/everything-nintendo-just-announced-in-its-mario-showcas-1844941032), Rebble Alliance unveils grants to breathe new life into old Pebble watches (https://www.slashgear.com/rebble-alliance-unveils-grants-to-breathe-new-life-into-old-pebble-watches-04636868/), Universal Mechanism for ejection of matter by black holes proposed (https://scitechdaily.com/universal-mechanism-for-ejection-of-matter-by-black-holes-proposed/), California Hydrogen Station Race Winners: First Element, Equilon And Iwatani (https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidblekhman/2020/09/05/california-hydrogen-race-winners-first-element-equilon-and-iwatani/#60336750218b), Some Quasars Actually Contain Two Supermassive Black Holes in the Process of Merging (https://www.universetoday.com/147638/some-quasars-actually-contain-two-supermassive-black-holes-in-the-process-of-merging/), Cosmic Legos, Black holes Merge (https://nbcmontana.com/news/offbeat/cosmic-legos-black-holes-merge-into-never-before-seen-size), and Gravitational waves detected from massive, distant black hole collision (https://www.businessinsider.com/space-collision-gravitational-waves-reveal-impossible-black-hole-2020-9).
September 06, 2020
Nick Chao shares his new song, "Neon Lights."
Trevor and I catch up with Nick Chao, who shares his new song 'Neon Lights.' Trevor shares his review of the Pixel Buds. We discuss the odd devices of the Amazon Halo (https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/27/21402493/amazon-halo-band-health-fitness-body-scan-tone-emotion-activity-sleep) and LG Wing (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/08/the-lg-wing-is-a-t-shaped-dual-screen-smartphone/). The smartphone notch is almost dead, and I couldn't be more excited. (https://www.androidcentral.com/smartphone-notch-almost-dead-and-i-couldnt-be-more-excited) We discuss the Apple app store and Epic, being banned from it. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is finally here, and the wait wasn't worth it. (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/08/27/final-fantasy-crystal-chronicles-remastered-edition-android-release/) Submarine could explore seas of huge Saturn moon Titan. (https://www.space.com/saturn-moon-titan-submarine-concept-mission.html) Fitbit launches new smartwatch that tracks stress. (https://www.livemint.com/technology/tech-news/fitbit-launches-new-smartwatch-that-tracks-stress-11598374060487.html) Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 reveal coming next week — here's what to expect. (https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-z-fold-2-reveal-coming-next-week-heres-what-to-expect) Breakthrough in Artificial Photosynthesis Lets Scientists Store The Sun's Energy as Fuel. (https://www.sciencealert.com/new-artificial-photosynthesis-device-creates-energy-from-co2-water-and-sunlight) Could Planet 9 be a primordial black hole? (https://phys.org/news/2020-08-planet-primordial-black-hole.html) LIDAR startup Luminar is going public via ‘reverse merger’. (https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/24/21398974/luminar-lidar-startup-spac-ipo-reverse-merge-blank-check) There's a Strange Glow in The Centre of Our Galaxy, And It's Not What We Thought It Was. (https://www.sciencealert.com/a-strange-glow-in-the-galactic-centre-is-not-the-annihilation-of-dark-matter)
August 30, 2020
Newly detected fastest star orbits black hole at 53.6 million mph.
Trevor and I follow up on a few things before talking about the topics of the week. I introduce Tilt Five. (https://www.tiltfive.com/) These augmented reality glasses project a virtual running partner to help you crush your goals. (https://www.yankodesign.com/2020/08/22/these-augmented-reality-glasses-project-a-virtual-running-partner-to-help-you-crush-your-goals/) Trevor talks OnePlus 8 pro. I follow up on my Trifecta experience, saying that I started Daily Yoga. The new topics are the following: 750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys (https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/08/19/health/gmo-mosquitoes-approved-florida-scn-wellness/index.html), Rozetta Corporation Selects Vuzix Smart Glasses for Its e-Sense Productivity and COVID-19 Solution and for Hospital Healthcare Study (https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/rozetta-corporation-selects-vuzix-smart-glasses-for-its-e-sense-productivity-and-covid-19-solution-and-for-hospital-healthcare-study-1029524888), Google Pixel 5 will have a Snapdragon 765G, 90Hz display, ultra-wide camera (https://www.androidcentral.com/google-pixel-5-will-have-snapdragon-765g-90hz-display-wireless-charging), Apple reportedly acquired augmented reality startup Camerai 18 months ago (https://siliconangle.com/2020/08/20/apple-reportedly-acquired-augmented-reality-startup-camerai-18-months-ago/), and Fastest star ever seen is moving at 8% the speed of light (https://phys.org/news/2020-08-fastest-star.html).
August 23, 2020
Xiaomi's products announcement is more exciting than Apple's.
Trevor discusses his new phone, sharing his favorite icon pack. (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.osheden.raya) He got the green OnePlus 8 Pro that he wanted! Trevor and I talk health, planning to get into shape, as I begin my subscription with Trifecta. He shares his opinion of "Seven Deadly Sins" 4th season. I discuss my weekend exploration of Instagram instead of Ethereum, discovering Threads. AT&T might sell Crunchyroll. (https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/08/atandt_attaches_usd1_billion_price_tag_to_crunchyroll_as_sony_seeks_to_complete_anime_empire). Nreal is not US based. (https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/10/21362407/nreal-light-ar-glasses-lg-uplus-samsung-galaxy-note-retail-launch-availability-price) Trevor discusses Xiami's product event. (https://www.engadget.com/xiaomi-mi-tv-lux-transparent-oled-145546141.html, https://www.tomsguide.com/news/forget-the-oneplus-nord-this-rival-costs-dollar300-less, https://www.androidauthority.com/xiaomi-redmi-g-gaming-laptop-1148001/, & https://www.androidcentral.com/xiaomi-launches-mi-10-ultra-celebrate-its-10th-anniversary) Hyundai and Aptiv announce a joint venture. (https://www.axios.com/motional-hyundai-aptiv-self-driving-vehicles-f1a50f09-3eb0-4b5f-aebb-a2bf1e4acf87.html) Motorola promotes the Razor by selling blow up chairs. (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/08/13/lolwut-motorola-just-announced-an-inflatable-chair/) The Microsoft Duo is coming! (https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/12/21364633/microsoft-surface-duo-release-date-pricing-features-specs & https://www.androidauthority.com/microsoft-surface-duo-unlock-bootloader-1148020/) Can electricity be converted into radiowaves and beamed down from space? (https://www.abqjournal.com/1484651) The end of the universe is in year 10^3,2000. (https://www.space.com/scientist-calculates-last-supernova-universe-end.html)
August 16, 2020
Nick Chao's "Dark Romance", a working demo tape song
Trevor hosted this episode because he had a lot of topics as he has in the past few episodes, transitioning between each other topic; however, his recording did not save properly, since his computer died. I had to completely reorganize the conversation to make it flow. We covered the following topics: Switching from Cash App's Bitcoin to Uphold's Eth, the Dark Romance Interview, PORTL (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tech-hologram-idUSKCN2531D5), Apple's new iMac, Yandex's self-driving team in Michigan (https://medium.com/yandex-self-driving-car/yandex-expands-its-self-driving-testing-to-ann-arbor-michigan-e1fdbab17303), Elon's regional level 5 autonomous vehicles (https://bdtechtalks.com/2020/07/29/self-driving-tesla-car-deep-learning/), a black hole's accretion disk direction reverses (https://www.jpost.com/health-science/tau-deciphers-why-a-black-hole-randomly-ceased-swallowing-material-637798), BlippAR enables the OnePlus Nord augment reality presentation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a4spRcREQs), and my review of "A Whisker Away."
August 09, 2020
Dhirubhai Ambani of Reliance Industries' Origin Story
Trevor starts us off with a review of the animated film "A Whisker Away". We talk construction, and Trevor introduces the new development of Studio Ghibli's theme park (https://www.indiewire.com/2020/07/studio-ghibli-theme-park-fall-2020-opening-miyazaki-worlds-1234576123/). He has a lot of topics again, so I transition between them, telling my first experiences with Bitcoin and Cash App. Trevor's next topic theme is gaming and pop culture with the following topics: Pokemon's rerelease of their cereal (http://www.cerealously.net/news-pokemon-cereal-2020/); a new handheld that can play Game Boy, Game Gear, and Neo Geo Pocket cartridges (https://www.notebookcheck.net/Analogue-Pocket-The-luxury-Game-Boy-will-be-orderable-from-next-week-for-US-199-99.483800.0.html); and SEGA's CEO resigning (https://kotaku.com/kenji-matsubara-sega-president-chief-publishing-offi-1844568771). I transition to Trevor's stories about people, discussing Tesla's new gigantamax factory in Austin, Texas (https://electrek.co/2020/07/30/tesla-gigafactory-texas-crazy-potential-size-comparison/). CES 2021 goes online (https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/ces-2021-will-be-online-only/), and Trevor tells Dhirubhai Ambani of Reliance Industries' origin story (https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3095109/how-mukesh-and-anils-father-dhirubhai-ambani-started). I introduce Ubiquitous Energy of the solar energy industry before Trevor starts his phone segment (https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottsnowden/2020/07/29/solar-glass-windows/#402886c63382). Trevor talks about the Pixal 4A (https://www.cnet.com/news/google-teases-august-3-as-pixel-4a-launch-date/), LG Velvet (https://9to5google.com/2020/07/28/lg-velvet-review/), and Huawei (https://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/in-other-news/300720/huawei-pips-samsung-as-worlds-top-smartphone-seller-despite-us-san.html). I talk augmented reality, one of my favorite topics, introducing Rokid (https://www.scmp.com/tech/gear/article/3095308/chinese-ar-start-rokid-eyes-industrial-applications-after-success). Trevor closes out as usual with his astrophysics news, discussing Perseverance's launch to Mars (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5dzkjn/nasa-just-successfully-launched-its-perseverance-rover-to-mars). Trevor's "Oh yeah" topic is the best space observatory location (https://bgr.com/2020/07/30/best-telescope-location-study/).
August 02, 2020
All Lego's production uses renewable energy, and I am constructing a solar farm for them.
We discuss the following: Studio Ghibli's "Only Yesterday", Netflix on Google's Nest Hub (https://9to5google.com/2020/07/21/netflix-nest-hub/), Samsung's new bean pods (https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-galaxy-buds-live-leaks-reveal-price-specs-and-battery-life), Apple diversifying their production locations (https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/25/21338436/apple-iphone11-india-foxconn-china), FCC's approval of Microsoft's Surface Duo (https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsoft-surface-duo-clears-fcc/), OnePlus' Nord annoucement (https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2020/7/21/21331537/oneplus-nord-release-date-specs-features-cameras-quad-sensors-90hz) LEGO's construction of solar farms (https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnparnell/2019/03/29/lego-buys-u-s-solar-power-builder/), MY THEME SONG, Elon Musk's Telsa auto insurance (https://futurism.com/the-byte/elon-musk-tesla-launching-insurance-company), Elon's Neuralink (https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/elon-musk-neuralink-brain-computer-chip-music-stream-a9627686.html), Mira AR's success without extensive sensors (https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/23/augmented-reality-startup-mira-announces-10m-more-in-funding-from-sequoia-and-others/), Pokemon Underwear (https://soranews24.com/2020/07/23/pokemon-underwear-line-lets-you-wear-your-love-of-pocket-monsters-on-more-than-just-your-sleeve/), Sega's Balan Wonderworld (https://www.polygon.com/2020/7/23/21335762/balan-wonderworld-square-enix-yuji-naka-naoto-ohshima), Kiwibots' San Jose services (https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/21/kiwibot-delivery-robots-head-to-san-jose-with-new-partners-shopify-and-ordermark/) Gorilla Glass Victus (https://pocketnow.com/cornings-new-gorilla-glass-victus-will-help-your-phone-survive-drops-from-a-2-meter-height), AT&T's 5G (https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/23/21335456/att-5g-network-nationwide-verizon-hbomax-warner-date), BitPay, a black hole's anatomy (https://www.space.com/misidentified-supermassive-black-holes-discovered.html), a black hole and sun's collision (https://www.livescience.com/black-hole-corona-killer.html), and black holes' disappearance (https://www.foxnews.com/science/28-cocooned-black-holes-found-hiding-in-plain-sight).
August 02, 2020
Reliance Jio, India's rising power house tech company, flexes.
In this episode, I review Pikachu's Origin Story (https://youtu.be/8SJSS_CB6jE), UpRight Go 2, and OnWatch app after Trevor discusses Pokemon Season 2 and BabyBay retiring from the Atlanta Reign of the Overwatch League. The topics of this week are the following: OnePlus Nord (https://www.phonearena.com/news/oneplus-nord-5g-could-be-america-bound_id125987), Reliance Jio and Google (https://www.livemint.com/technology/tech-news/reliance-jio-google-announce-new-android-based-operating-system-11594805320431.html), Jio Glass (https://www.deccanherald.com/specials/reliance-jio-unveils-3d-mixed-reality-jio-glass-key-features-you-should-know-861487.html) , and a Black Hole "Blinks" (https://www.sciencealert.com/for-the-first-time-we-ve-seen-a-black-hole-blink). Trevor's bonus topic is Ayreon's new album teaser (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=293894568328594).
July 26, 2020
Scientists and Robots Join Forces to Expedite Research.
Trevor & I spoke about the following topics: "My Journal is Written to be Read." - Alex Hicken | 15 July 2020 (https://writtentoberead.blogspot.com/2020/07/15-july-2020.html), Pokemon Season 2 (https://www.pokemon.com/us/app/pokemon-tv/), https://beaxy.com/, Reliance Jio launches a Zoom knock-off, JioMeet in India (https://pocketnow.com/reliance-jio-launches-a-zoom-knock-off-jiomeet-in-india), Autonomous Robot Scientist Does in Days What It Would Take a Human Months to Complete (https://www.newsweek.com/ai-autonomous-robot-scientist-created-1516255), Ninja starts streaming on YouTube after Microsoft shuts down Mixer (https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/8/21299002/ninja-youtube-streaming-mixer-shut-down), Dr. Disrespect PERMANENTLY Banned From TWITCH, He is joining Ninja and Shroud to Develop NEW Streaming Platform Supported By Spotify (https://gizmoblaze.com/2020/07/10/dr-disrespect-permanently-banned-from-twitch-he-is-joining-ninja-and-shroud-to-develop-new-streaming-platform-supported-by-spotify/), Google And Ubuntu Join Forces To Make Desktop Linux Even Better (https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2020/07/09/google-and-ubuntu-desktop-linux-flutter/#36177dd2dbd1), Mobian is a Linux-based smartphone OS based on Debian (https://liliputing.com/2020/07/mobian-is-a-linux-based-smartphone-os-based-on-debian.html), Microsoft Executive Peggy Johnson Picked as New Magic Leap CEO (https://gizmodo.com/oh-dip-magic-leaps-got-a-new-ceo-1844290942), Mega Man Franchise Gets VR Experience in Japanese Arcade (https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-07-05/mega-man-franchise-gets-vr-experience-in-japanese-arcade/.161456), NextMind's Brain-Sensing Wearable Is On Sale At $399 (https://observer.com/2020/07/nextmind-ces-brain-sensing-interface-developer-kit-preorder-open/), https://www.smithoptics.com/de/lowdownfocus, https://apolloneuro.com/, Scientists found the center of the Solar System, and it's not where you think (https://www.inverse.com/science/center-of-solar-system/amp), Musk claims Tesla will have 'basic functionality' for Level 5 autonomy this year (https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesla-autonomy-autopilot-elon-musk/), The 5 Autonomous Driving Levels Explained (https://www.iotforall.com/5-autonomous-driving-levels-explained/), & 'Odd' Circles of Radio Waves Coming from Unknown Cosmic Source Discovered (https://www.newsweek.com/circle-radio-waves-space-source-unknown-1516549?amp=1).
July 14, 2020
Google acquires North with Project Myo, which is Project Soli on steroids.
Trevor and I covered a lot of topics. I list them as follows: UpRight Go 2 (uprightpose.com/), OnePlus - New Beginnings Episode 1 (https://youtu.be/GxqKXbp1Pn8), Ubuntu (ubuntu.com/), mail.com, Pokemon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor (https://youtu.be/wOSDnjacRm4), The Pokémon Company Engagement Rings (https://hypebeast.com/2020/6/pokemon-company-pikachu-engagement-ring-info), Google confirms acquisition of smart glasses maker North There's probably more to Google's interest than just glasses, though (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/06/30/google-reportedly-in-talks-to-buy-smart-glasses-maker-north-for-180-million/), Thalmic Labs – Myo Retail Launch (https://youtu.be/A8lGstYAY14), Niantic announces Catan: World Explorers, the fourth augmented reality game from the studio (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/06/30/catan-world-explorers-augmented-reality-game-android/), Autonomous bike bots to delivery grub and groceries (https://www.zdnet.com/article/autonomous-bike-bots-to-delivery-grub-and-groceries/), Coca-Cola is shutting down Odwalla juice (https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/01/business/odwalla-juice-coca-cola/index.html), Dish has taken over Boost Mobile, as promised in T-Mobile/Sprint merger (https://www.androidcentral.com/dish-has-taken-over-boost-mobile-promised-t-mobilesprint-merger), What Is Open RAN Technology? And What Does It Mean for 5G? - News (https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/news/what-is-open-ran-technolog-and-what-does-it-mean-for-5g/), Explainer: A theoretical cosmologist describes how large black holes really are, and the 'point of no return' (https://phys.org/news/2020-06-theoretical-cosmologist-large-black-holes.html), and Astronomers Believe They Have Spotted the First Known Light Flare From a Pair of Colliding Black Holes (https://scitechdaily.com/astronomers-believe-they-have-spotted-the-first-known-light-flare-from-a-pair-of-colliding-black-holes/)
July 05, 2020
Digital Heart: Are you a cyborg?
Nick joins us today, and we reveal one of his new songs. The following link will lead to my personal blog post about my week: https://writtentoberead.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-28-2020.html. We talk about the following topics: AMARANTHE - Viral (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) (https://youtu.be/-A7BPXEBh1Q), WWDC 2020 (https://developer.apple.com/wwdc20/), Amazon acquires autonomous vehicle startup Zoox (https://venturebeat.com/2020/06/26/amazon-acquires-autonomous-vehicle-startup-zoox/), Volvo will use Waymo’s self-driving technology to power a fleet of electric robotaxis (https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/25/21303324/volvo-waymo-l4-deal-electric-self-driving-robot-taxi), Microsoft’s Mixer streamers are sad, angry, and moving to Twitch (https://www.theverge.com/21300136/microsoft-mixer-closure-streamers-partners-move-twitch-facebook-gaming), Nick Chao’s YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/nickchaophoto), Far-UVC light safely kills airborne Coronaviruses. More than 99.9% of seasonal coronaviruses present in airborne droplets were killed when exposed to a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light that is safe to use around humans (https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/hfhglq/faruvc_light_safely_kills_airborne_coronaviruses/), Oura CEO Harpreet Rai: Our smart ring users found coronavirus detection (https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/23/oura-ceo-harpreet-rai-our-smart-ring-users-found-coronavirus-detection.html), and 'Black neutron star' discovery changes astronomy (https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/science-environment-53151106).
June 28, 2020
The Exotic Fifth State of Chemical Elements
Trevor and I discuss the following topics: The Hunt Is On for Elusive Ghost Particles in Antarctica (https://www.wired.com/story/the-hunt-is-on-for-elusive-ghost-particles-in-antarctica/), Spotify is holding my favorite podcast hostage with its terrible app (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/06/13/spotify-is-holding-my-favorite-podcast-hostage-with-its-terrible-app/), LG Velvet Unboxing and quick impressions! (https://youtu.be/Dr6N730wJi4), OnePlus Z aiming to undercut iPhone SE and Pixel 4a with $299 price tag (https://www.androidcentral.com/oneplus-z-could-launch-299-according-new-tweet-carl-pei), Another company is giving up on AR. This time, it’s Bose. (https://www.protocol.com/bose-gives-up-on-augmented-reality), Google countersues Sonos for patent infringement (https://www.engadget.com/google-countersues-sonos-patent-infringement-132548465.html), Linus Torvalds: Linux kernel 5.8 is 'one of our biggest releases of all time' (https://www.zdnet.com/article/linus-torvalds-linux-kernel-5-8-is-one-of-our-biggest-releases-of-all-time/), and Exotic, fifth state of matter created on the space station (https://www.livescience.com/fifth-state-of-matter-created-space-station.html).
June 21, 2020
Google Currents is coming July 6th to keep businesses and their teams current
Trevor and I discuss the following topics: We've NEVER seen cooling like this! - Poco F2 Pro Teardown! (https://youtu.be/ZZWMxwcFZOc), A New Switch Game Has Unseated ‘Animal Crossing’ For The EShop’s #1 Spot After Three Months (https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/06/09/a-new-switch-game-has-unseated-animal-crossing-for-the-eshops-1-spot-after-three-months/#c809b99bb5fc), Google Currents launches July 6, replacing Google+ for good [https://9to5google.com/2020/06/04/google-currents-launch/ & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Currents_(2011-2013)]. I also review the iPhone XR and apps that are marketed to help you find new friends on Snapchat.
June 11, 2020
Elon Musk's Starlink to serve North America gigabit internet by end of the year
Trevor and I did two sessions of recordings because we were not satisfied with the first, discussing the following topics: The Internet of Bodies is here. This is how it could change our lives (https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/internet-of-bodies-covid19-recovery-governance-health-data), How THIS wallpaper kills your phone (https://youtu.be/iXKvwPjCGnY), Waymo’s robot minivans are ready to roll in the Bay Area for the first time since COVID-19 outbreak (https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/30/21275441/waymo-self-driving-car-delivery-bay-area-resume-covid), Sega Game Gear Micro Announced, Tiny-Handed Gamers Rejoice (https://www.gamespot.com/articles/sega-game-gear-micro-announced-tinyhanded-gamers-r/1100-6477977/), How Sega hopes to use Japanese arcades as streaming data centers (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/06/how-sega-hopes-to-use-japanese-arcades-as-streaming-data-centers/?amp=1), SoftBank Leads $500 Million Funding for Didi Autonomous Unit (https://www-bloomberg-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-05-29/softbank-vision-fund-leads-500-million-funding-for-china-s-didi), Ford Shares Gain After Volkswagen Closes $2.6 Billion Investment in Self-Driving Venture Argo AI (https://www.thestreet.com/investing/ford-gains-on-2-6-billion-vw-investment-in-self-driving-jv), SpaceX lands the same rocket for the fifth time [Updated] (https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/spacex-returns-to-the-pad-tonight-just-four-days-after-crew-launch/), SpaceX nearing 500 Starlink satellites now in orbit (https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/spacex-nearing-500-starlink-satellites-now-in-orbit/), and Buterin Says Ethereum’s Layer-Two Scaling Development 'Basically' Succeeded (https://cointelegraph-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/cointelegraph.com/news/buterin-says-ethereums-layer-two-scaling-development-basically-succeeded/amp).
June 06, 2020
Interviewing Nick Chao about his latest song "American Gothic"
Sorry that this episode is published late. We are going to have to figure out a new schedule, since I got a new job. This episode is the interview that I have been looking forward to since the beginning of the podcast. We talk about the following topics: Amazon in Advanced Talks to Buy Self-Driving-Car Tech Company Zoox (https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-in-advanced-talks-to-buy-self-driving-car-tech-company-zoox-11590538611), Apple acquires machine learning startup Inductiv Inc. to improve Siri data (https://9to5mac.com/2020/05/27/apple-acquires-machine-learning-startup-inductiv-inc-to-improve-siri-data/), and Scientists built a bionic eye that could give blind people sight (https://bgr.com/2020/05/24/bionic-eye-human-prosthetics/); furthermore, Trevor peppers the podcast with the following more fun topics: Boys let black widow bite them in hopes of turning into Spider-Man (https://nypost.com/2020/05/25/boys-let-black-widow-bite-them-in-hopes-of-turning-into-spider-man/), Pokemon Reveals Giant Lapras Pool Float (https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/pokemon-lapras-inflatable-pool-toy/), and Genius Bees Force Plants to Bloom by Biting Them (https://earther.gizmodo.com/genius-bees-force-plants-to-bloom-by-biting-them-1843611907)
May 30, 2020
Microsoft embraces open source
Nick joined us today! We discuss the following topics: Tokenized cassette tape by Grammy winner DJ RAC launches on new Ethereum-based marketplace Zora (https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/64760/ethereum-tokenized-cassette-dj-rac-zora-grammy), Sony’s first AI image sensor will make cameras everywhere smarter (https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/14/21258403/sony-image-sensor-integrated-ai-chip-imx500-specs-price), Twitter is testing a way to let you limit replies to your tweets (https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/20/21265090/twitter-testing-limited-replies-tweets-conversations), SnapChat, Jon Prosser Reveals Exclusive Info About Apple’s Upcoming AR Glasses, ‘Apple Glass’ (https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/prosser-apple-glass/?), China’s beloved QR code may make a global comeback through Apple (https://www.abacusnews.com/tech/chinas-beloved-qr-code-may-make-global-comeback-through-apple/article/3085097), Google's 'smart braid' wire lets users control audio with a squeeze or twist (https://www.inputmag.com/tech/googles-smart-braid-wire-lets-users-control-audio-with-a-squeeze-or-twist-gesture-user-interface), Intel is acquiring the company behind Killer gaming networking cards (https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/20/21265297/intel-acquires-rivet-networks-killer-gaming-networking-cards-wifi), Apple bolsters virtual-reality capabilities with NextVR purchase (https://www.cultofmac.com/710473/apple-bolsters-virtual-reality-capabilities-with-nextvr-purchase/), Apple and Valve Reportedly Team Up on AR/VR Headset Project (https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/apple-valve-ar-vr-headset-news/) The New Windows Terminal Is Ready; Here's Why It's Amazing (https://www.howtogeek.com/673729/heres-why-the-new-windows-10-terminal-is-amazing/), and Microsoft is bringing Linux GUI apps to Windows 10 (https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/19/21263377/microsoft-windows-10-linux-gui-apps-gpu-acceleration-wsl-features).
May 21, 2020
AT&T high speed internet to reach rural areas with Google's Loon
Trevor and I discuss the following topics: Eric Schmidt leaves Google (https://9to5google-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/9to5google.com/2020/05/09/eric-schmidt-leaves-alphabet/amp/); Loon: Release date, price, AT&T plans for Alphabet's balloon internet (https://www.inverse.com/innovation/loon-alphabet-google-att-kenya-explainer); PS5's Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo: Check Out These Stunning Screenshots (https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps5s-unreal-engine-5-tech-demo-check-out-these-stu/1100-6477210/); Spatial's VR Meeting Rooms Are Now Open to Everyone | WIRED (https://www.wired.com/story/spatial-vr-ar-collaborative-spaces/); Is Supernatural VR worth the subscription cost? (https://www.androidcentral.com/supernatural-vr-worth-subscription-cost); and One of the largest uncontrolled pieces of space debris fell down to Earth today (https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/11/us/china-rocket-scn-trnd/index.html).
May 14, 2020
Facebook's Libra gets its first CEO
Trevor and I talk about the following articles: Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk win contracts for spacecraft to land NASA astronauts on the moon (https://www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/04/30/jeff-bezos-elon-musk-win-contracts-spacecraft-land-nasa-astronauts-moon/), China launches new experimental crew spacecraft, testing out its deep-space ambitions (https://www-theverge-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2020/5/5/21247776/china-long-march-5b-rocket-launch-deep-space-prototype), Intel to buy smart urban transit startup Moovit for $1B to boost its autonomous car division (https://techcrunch-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/techcrunch.com/2020/05/03/intel-to-buy-smart-urban-transit-startup-moovit-for-1b-to-boost-its-autonomous-car-division/amp/), Microsoft offers $100,000 to hack its custom Linux OS (https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/6/21249038/microsoft-azure-sphere-bug-bounty-security-hacking), Facebook's Libra appoints HSBC chief legal officer as first CEO (https://decrypt.co/27919/stuart-levey-facebook-libra-ceo), and Xiaomi's Black Shark 3 Pro gaming phone has pop-up shoulder buttons (https://www.engadget.com/amp/2020-03-03-xiaomi-black-shark-3-pro-gaming-phone.html), and Wireless charging via NFC is now a thing (https://www-androidauthority-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.androidauthority.com/nfc-wireless-charging-1115813/amp/). Donate Basic Attention Tokens at https://twitter.com/a_nielsonhicken, if you want to support the podcast.
May 07, 2020
Clarifying my Ethereum newb explanations
Trevor and I discuss the following topics: trying Lubuntu 20.04 (https://lubuntu.me/focal-released/), following up of my Ethereum newb knowledge (https://open.spotify.com/show/41TNnXSv5ExcQSzEGLlGhy), Riot Gaming is taking over (https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/28/21240497/overwatch-league-sinatraa-leaving-sf-shock-valorant), K-pop augmented reality concert (https://abcnews.go.com/International/pop-boy-band-superm-thrills-fans-performs-concert/story?id=70362270), EV charging network (https://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-supercharger-network-versus-other-electric-car-chargers-2020-4), and Starlink (https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a32277239/elon-musk-spacex-starlink-internet-testing/). If you want to support the Very Hicken Bros., you can without donating money. The Brave web browser has replaced the typical advertisement system with Brave Rewards, which is designed to be donated to content creators. Base Attention Tokens are rewarded based on your participation. Donate your BAT to us at https://twitter.com/a_nielsonhicken. You can download Brave at the following link: http://brave.com/waz257.
April 30, 2020
Linux and Ethereum 2.0 newb? Me too!
Trevor and I discuss the following topics: microG (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/04/19/install-use-custom-rom-no-google-apps/), Netflix's valuation (https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/netflix-shares-all-time-highs-disney-market-cap-1234581167/), Ethereum 2.0 (https://beincrypto-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/beincrypto.com/ethereum-2-0-could-be-the-greatest-economic-shift-ever-venture-capitalist/amp), Renault (https://electrek.co/2020/04/14/renault-stops-making-gas-cars-in-china-shifting-sales-only-to-electric-cars/), Lubuntu, and MMO virtual COVID 19 memorial (https://www.inverse.com/gaming/final-fantasy-14-coronavirus-memorial). You can help support the channel monetarily by using Brave browser, who is revolutionizing the advertisement ecosystem. In Ethereum, I learned that people can collect cryptocurrency designed to be donated to content creators called base attention tokens by using the Brave browser. Download the browser to support the podcast directly with the following link: https://brave.com/waz257. When you do collect BAT, tip me at https://twitter.com/a_nielsonhicken.
April 23, 2020
Imagine flying a drone on Mars from Earth
Nick joins us, telling us about his progress on his music. I talk about exploring the Linux world. Trevor started the topics by reviewing the OnePlus event. Trevor and Nick talk about the LG Velvet and the 2020 iPhone SE. After talking about phones, we discuss the following things: AutoX, flying a drone on Mars, Nightwish's Human album, and Overwatch's Echo.
April 16, 2020
Qwant Quibi (Review)
We discuss the following topics: Wing (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-08/alphabet-s-delivery-by-drone-surge-to-stay-at-home-customers), Google launches free version of Stadia for anyone with a Gmail account (https://pocketnow.com/google-launches-free-version-of-stadia-for-anyone-with-a-gmail-account), Qwant (https://pocketnow.com/with-google-services-missing-huawei-p40-series-turns-to-qwant-search-engine), Windows 10 is getting Linux files integration in File Explorer (https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/8/21213783/microsoft-windows-10-linux-file-explorer-integration-features), Nuro (https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/7/21212719/nuro-driverless-car-test-california-dmv-delivery), and Quibi (https://bgr.com/2020/04/02/quibi-free-year-t-mobile-streaming-service/).
April 09, 2020
The 200 Year Proclamation of the First Vision
Trevor and I discuss "The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World" given on April 5, 2020. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/news/proclamation-the-restoration-of-the-fulness-of-the-gospel-of-jesus-christ?lang=eng
April 06, 2020
Making Nostalgia Food Extravagant
Trevor and I talk about the following topics: OnePlus 8, Trevor's new daily driver (https://www.scmp.com/tech/article/3077728/oneplus-8-will-be-unveiled-april-14); "Make it fancy" by Tasty, Lunchables (https://youtu.be/4h7cYsDBsPo), Snack Pack Chocolate Pudding (https://youtu.be/FieutD1LRlM), Flamin' Hot Cheetos (https://youtu.be/mAF0UMHzwjs); Seven Deadly Sins, the anime, review; Xerox withdraws HP bid (https://www.pcmag.com/news/xerox-ends-effort-to-acquire-hp-citing-coronavirus-pandemic); and Huawei store wants Google apps (https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/31/huawei-wants-to-put-google-apps-in-its-own-app-store-after-android-block.html). Check out my world news podcast. https://readthestoryoftheworld.substack.com | https://www.patreon.com/alexnhicken
April 02, 2020
Talking creativity with Nick Chao
The following articles inspired some of the conversations of this podcast: No more cookies on the Safari browser (https://www.inputmag.com/tech/apple-laps-google-fully-blocks-third-party-cookies-in-safari), one year of the Apple card (https://tech.co/news/what-happened-apple-card-2020-03), Kenya contracts with Alphabet for balloon internet distribution (https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2020/03/25/covid-19-alphabets-giant-internet-balloons-to-boost-anti-virus-efforts-in-kenya), and Pokemon Go ball shortage (https://www.polygon.com/2020/3/23/21191717/pokemon-go-poke-balls-update-cheap-bundle-gift-increase-coronavirus). Thank you for listening this podcast is our longest yet.
March 26, 2020
Thai hospitals deploy droids
We discuss the following topics: Pigweed clarification (https://9to5google-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/9to5google.com/2020/03/19/google-pigweed-embedded-development/amp/), Thai hospitals deploy droids (https://news.yahoo.com/thai-hospitals-deploy-ninja-robots-aid-virus-battle-073032208.html), DirectX 12 in PC gaming (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/03/directx-12-ultimate-brings-xbox-series-x-features-to-pc-gaming/), Baidu Self-driving Test Facility (https://www.scmp.com/tech/big-tech/article/3076088/baidu-build-self-driving-test-facility-chongqing-western-city-pushes), and Waymo in the Coronavirus Age (https://www.androidcentral.com/waymo-shutting-service-fully-driverless-vehicles-continue-operating).
March 22, 2020
Renault Morphoz: a two in one car
Trevor and I discuss the following topics: Renault Morphoz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YTo6Oa1XcY), Google Advanced Protection Program (https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/18/google-advanced-protection-blocks-third-party-apps/), Snapseed is updated for the first time in two years (https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/03/18/snapseed-alive-first-update-since-2018/), Tesla model Y started shipping on Monday (https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/16/tesla-model-y-deliveries-begin-meeting-expectations-on-the-crossover.html), and PS5 (https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/18/21183181/sony-ps5-playstation-5-specs-details-hardware-processor-8k-ray-tracing).
March 19, 2020
Drug Testing is about to be revolutionized.
Trevor and I covered the following discussion topics: Reminiscing about Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt's world record race, Chloe Dygert's world record race; Google Update: Pixel 4a price leak, Google Coronavirus employee policy; Verry Productions, Website: https://www.verry.pro; Video Game Update: e3 canceled; Overwatch Update: Michael Chu leaves Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch League games canceled; Headline Article: Organoids will revolution drug testing.
March 12, 2020
Huawei aims to become China's Google
Before I get into the contents of the podcast, I would like to apologize to Nick Chao. Somehow the call cut out right when he began to tell us about his new video project. Trevor updated us on Google for the week with the following link topics: Chrome OS upgrades to Debian. Google Stadia screenshots and videos Wear OS is more health focused. Google cancels I/O 2020 conference. I updated us on a couple Alphabet X project with the following link topics: Fully fitted Waymo Jaguar I-pace version 5 Waymo Via Tidal Other topics that we discussed are the following: Trader Joe's death Huawei Search Usain Bolt's e-scooter company
March 06, 2020
Blood, Sweat, and Sega
Trevor gives an update on Google, and I follow up on the Square conversation from last week; then, we talk about Sony Playstation and Sega.
February 27, 2020
Sonic the Hedgehog and The Mystery of Pigweed
Trevor and I discuss the success of Sonic the Hedgehog, TCL's Sliding "Folding" Phone, Huawei's Origin, Blizzard Leaks, Twitter CEO’s secret, and Pigweed/Fuschia.
February 20, 2020
Delain, Nightwish, Samsung's Unpacked, MWC, GeForce NOW 2020; & more
Sorry that we are late publishing this podcast. Trevor was sick. Trevor and I talk the new products of Delain, Nightwish, Samsung's Unpacked Event, Overwatch League and Mobile World Conference 2020.
February 14, 2020
Analysts believe that Facebook feared Whatsapp before acquisition. Nike's Next% is no longer banned.
Nick Chao joined us, and Trevor is back. I realized that we should have mentioned Whatsapp in previous episode together during our Top Ten Most Influential Things of the Past Decade. We also discuss Nintendo Switch's and Nike's VaporFly Next%'s success.
February 03, 2020
Introducing Thomas Hicken: What is art? Theme Song Challenge
We have a surprise for you! Thomas provided a theme song for the podcast. He kicked off the challenge for us (meaning Trevor, Nick, and I) to record personal theme songs. After discussing that, I introduce him; then, we discuss practices of creative people, concluding with the topic of defining art.
January 26, 2020
Why Disney almost acquired Twitter, Xenobots, and Hydropanels
I had one last technology to talk about from CES before Trevor tells me of another cutting edge technology called Xenobots. Trevor was interested learning why Disney almost acquired Twitter, so Alex explained that to him. We saved that conversation for last, but Xenobots takes the show as mindblowing. Its 2020, and Xenobots are reality. We also talk about the valuation of Google and Tesla.
January 20, 2020
Predicting the Next Decade in Tech & Our Best of CES 2020
We talk about CES, revealing our best of CES choices, after discussing predictions for the next decade. We are on Apple Podcasts now!
January 13, 2020
Loving CES 2020: Day 2
Trevor and I discuss wide variety of technologies from cloud services, battery-free Bluetooth chips, to WiFi 6. I hope that you enjoy today’s conversation.
January 08, 2020
Our favorites from CES 2020 day 1 after talking the YOUTUBE FTC Children content changes
Trevor and I talk about the YOUTUBE FTC Children content changes with COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act passed in 1998 put into effect 2000) before talking about our favorite things of the first day of CES.
January 07, 2020
Top Ten Influential Things of the 2010s
Welcome! We are excited to begin season 2 on the podcast with a new audio quality. The year 2020 is starting soon, and the podcast discusses what we think are the top ten influential things of the past decade. Nick Chao joins us, announcing his renewed focus of publishing videos weekly on YouTube every one or two weeks. Check out his channel at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh7iLz3lVk0rzGZ2XYus29A
December 30, 2019
Delayed 2020 Motorola Razr & FF Crystal Chronicles; Sundar Pichai’s first few weeks; Latercase: TTYL
We discuss the indefinitely delayed 2020 Motorola Razr until further notice and the delay of the Remastered Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles until Summer 2020. We also talk about the surge of updates and releases during the first few weeks of Sundar Pichai as Alphabet’s CEO. A new segment called “Talk to you later” is introduced with Trevor’s unboxing of the Latercase.
December 23, 2019
Stadia, Pokemon, and Resigning CEOs especially Alphabet’s Larry Page
There has been so many CEOs resigning this year. We discuss that, focusing on Google and Alphabet after Larry Page resigned a couple weeks ago.
December 16, 2019
Reacting to the Game Awards
Editing delays the publishing of podcasts, and I am still editing the fourth episode. I heavily relied on it to make the conversation sound smooth. I hope that you will still enjoy our early work as we develop our speaking skills. This podcast is very minimally edited.
December 14, 2019
Introducing Nick Chao
Nick Chao is a high school friend of Trevor’s, and he is going to be a regularly hosted guest. We are planning to have him monthly until he has his podcast going, since he is interested in creating one.
December 02, 2019
Pokémon Season Begins
This episode is Trevor and I, talking about the new Pokémon Sword and Shield game for the Nintendo Switch. The initial conversation follows up on a 80s and 90s dance party from the previous day. I hope that you didn’t mind us laughing. We hope that you find it humorous too.
November 24, 2019
Meet the Very Hicken Bros
In the first episode of the Very Hicken Bros, Trevor introduces Alex, and Alex introduces Trevor; sharing their personality, current efforts, experience, and interests. The introduction opens up the many types conversations that will be shared weekly.
November 17, 2019