Where black culture meets the world of technology. We talk about consumer tech, smartphones, gaming, and a whole host of stuff and how it relates to the black community as a whole...and laugh while doing it.
It's been quite the buzz around the launch of Cyberpunk 2077. Unfortunately, most of it hasn't been great news. On top of that, the numerous U.S. Government agencies were hacked by the Russians. The gang talk about all of it including a big announcement from David! You don't wanna miss it!
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While we're normally not a political podcast, we couldn't avoid talking about the election. Particularly, how social media was used during the election and if there's a possibility of voting over the internet.
It's that time of year again when a new iPhone comes out. However, is it even worth upgrading to the iPhone 12 this time? The Techies talk about that and more.
We're featuring yet another black woman for Black Techie Spotlight! This time it's Leslie Moore, founder of Get Wreckt-ech Support, the tech site for women, by women. Leslie and David chat about how she went about forming the idea for the website and the need for there to be greater representation of black women (and women in general) in the tech space. We also may or may not have chatted about the recent gaming news.
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After the bombshell that was the news of Microsoft buying Zenimax Media, parent company of Bethesda, the Techies try to understand why Microsoft made that move and what it means for gaming long term.
On episode 4, David talks about what next-gen gaming means now that we finally know what prices and availability are. What does it mean that both Sony and Microsoft have all-digital editions of their consoles? Will console sales matter in the long term? Which one should you buy? Find all of that out now!
For this episode of Black Techie Spotlight, we are joined by Lisa Love. Lisa is the cofounder and Chief Marketing Officer of Tanoshi, a Silicon Valley startup that provides low-income families and schools with affordable devices in order to close the digital divide. Tanoshi was also featured on Season 11 of Shark Tank!
David and Lisa talk about how to close the tech disparity among people of color and why it's crucial to make technology more available in our current times.
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Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite are suing Apple for monopolistic practices after Apple kicked Fortnite off the App Store. But that isn't the whole story. Let's process...
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We're a little late to the party but we discuss our reactions to Microsoft's Xbox Games Showcase. We also talk about the growing beef between Apple and game streaming services like xCloud and Stadia. Is Apple being fair or are they trying to protect their own revenue stream?
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Each major gaming platform seems to have a different measure of success. If everyone wins, is it really a war?
Professor John Cash from Johnson C. Smith joins us once again to discuss how HBCUs can have a huge impact in eSports.
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Better late than never right? We discuss #WWDC and why #Apple is switching its Macs over to its own silicon. What does that mean for Intel? What does that mean for the iPad Pro? Be sure to subscribe using your favorite podcast app and leave a review on iTunes!
For this edition of Black Techie Spotlight, we are pleased to welcome Mark Watson better known as SoldierKnowsBest to the show! We chop it up about his journey to YouTube, Apple's WWDC event and more! Subscribe so you don't miss out on any other interviews with prominent creators!
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At WWDC 2020, Apple confirmed that it's switching from Intel to its custom ARM silicon. But why is Apple is doing that? It's all about control.
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The PlayStation 5 has finally been revealed at long last. The Techies break down the announcement and talk about their favorite games from the PS5 reveal.
It's time to talk about it. Systemic racism and injustice is nothing new, however, the way that activism is done has changed with the times. How has technology and social media changed how people fight for their rights?
For this episode, we are pleased to have Professor John Cash from Johnson C. Smith University chop it up with us about how HBCUs can leverage the power of eSports. Due to technical issues, we were forced to split this into two episodes but the conversation is definitely worth it.
The Metropolitan College of Professional Studies and JCSU is launching an esports and gaming management program as a minor in the fall semester, the first of their kind at a historically black college. JCSU will also offer a non-credit bearing certificate program, which consists of four courses.
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The next generation of console gaming is nearly upon us. While PS4 thoroughly dominated the Xbox One, the tide may be turning. Let's find out how Xbox Series X could beat the PS5. And yes Sony fanboys, I will do a follow up video/podcast about how PS5 could win.
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A lot has happened in the world of gaming. Both Microsoft and Sony have released official specs for their next-gen consoles and Google has made Stadia Pro free for two months. What does it all mean?
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For this month's Black Techie Spotlight, we are pleased to welcome Techme0ut to the show! She is a down to earth tech YouTuber with over 200,000 subscribers and growing! Herb and David ask her various questions about life as a YouTuber and how Covid-19 has affected her content creation. It's a great discussion that you don't want to miss, especially the ladies!
In honor of Women's History Month, we are proud to have our first all-ladies episode. Join Mignon, Krystal, and Tiffany as they talk about technology they use personally, smart home tech, and the struggles with online schooling.
Introducing the Black Techie Spotlight. A monthly segment where we interview prominent black content creators in the tech, gaming, or geeky space. For our inaugural episode, we are pleased to invite Kevin Nether aka The Tech Ninja. Kevin is a tech YouTuber with over 200,000 subscribers. We talk about how he came up with the name "Tech Ninja" and his journey on YouTube.
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One of the biggest stories right now is concerning the spread of the coronovirus aka COVID-19. This is affected the tech world in major ways including the cancellation of Mobile World Congress and the Game Developer Conference. How else has the tech world been affected and does the Internet play a role in the spread of information about the virus (and other diseases)? David, Herb, and Dominique discuss all of these and more!
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We are joined by special guests Dr. Christy Walker and Mr. Kerry Gilliard to discuss music, technology, and how it has affected how music is composed and performed. Fans of HBCU marching bands will want to tune in especially!
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Happy New Year! We start this year off by recounting our favorite tech of 2019 and the future tech we liked at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. This year is gonna be chock full of content so be sure you're subscribed so you don't miss it!
It's been an interesting fall for Google. The company released their new flagship smartphone, the Pixel 4 and dove headfirst into cloud gaming with Stadia. However, both products have garnered mixed reviews. The Black Techies debate whether or not cloud gaming is ultimately worth it and if the Pixel has what it takes to compete against the iPhone and other high end phones.
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Long time no see! Things have been crazy as far as personal lives but we are back again. This time, David and Herb talk about the iPhone 11 and Apple's strategy regarding subscriptions. We know a lot of our listeners are iPhone users so this is especially for you!
On this episode of The Black Techies Podcast, we talk about the wide variety of streaming services out there. It seems like every company wants to make their own streaming service. Will that be harmful to consumers in the future?
In light of the Capital One breach and Equifax payout, the Techies share a few tips to stay safe on the internet.
We are back! For episode 41, David, Herb, and Dominique talk about how ethical lootboxes and microtransactions may or may not be. EA has been a big contributor of the backlash against the practice. The group also talk about the possibility of NCAA video games returning and the return of Huawei after a spat with the United States government. Please consider supporting us on Patreon so we can do even more content!
Herb, Dominique, and Roberto talk about their reactions to E3 and the challenge that Google Stadia presents to the status quo of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Make sure to subscribe and review on iTunes! It really helps!
Welcome to part two of our discussion of Avengers Endgame. This time we concentrate on the core Avengers and talk about how each one has changed over the course of 10 years.
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It's finally here. The culmination of over 10 years of Marvel movies with a very satisfying payoff. The Techies talk about their thoughts on the movie and what Marvel may do in the future. Spoilers abound so make sure you've seen the movie before listening!
We know many of you tuned into the recent episode of Game of Thrones, The Long Night. Herb is taking up hosting duties this time as we once again welcome Anesha as a panel member. Listen to what the Techies thought of Arya, the Night King, and others. Major spoilers if you haven't seen the episode.
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The Techies discuss the new revelations about the PlayStation 5 from Sony itself as well as the ongoing issues with Samsung's Galaxy Fold. There also may be a few bonus topics thrown in.
David, Herb, and Dominique discuss Avengers Endgame and what will possibly happen. Will Marvel kill off the core group? Will new characters get introduced? Subscribe using your favorite app and please leave a comment on iTunes! It really helps!
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For episode 34, the Techies discuss Google's new cloud gaming platform called Stadia and the burgeoning cloud gaming market. We also discuss the recent shooting in New Zealand and if it's the responsibility of social media platforms to censor hate/extremist views. As always, there's plenty of laughter to go around. Subscribe using your favorite podcast app!
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Samsung announced the new Galaxy S10 and the futuristic Galaxy Fold. The Techies discuss the S10 and if foldables are the future. Also some random 5G conversations. Lots of laughing and joking around.
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The Techies discuss the superb Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse and pivotal it is to showcasing black-latino super-heroes. We had so much to say that we needed a part 2 to finish the discussion! In the meantime, here's part 1. Subscribe using your favorite podcast app and leave an iTunes review!
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Happy New Year! We start this year by recapping the tech we liked in 2018 as well as what we look forward to in 2019. We also discuss the Consumer Electronics Show 2019. Subscribe using your favorite podcast app! Don't forget to also subscribe to our YouTube channel!
For episode 30, David, Herb, and Roberto discuss the Game Awards and rise of games as a legitimate entertainment medium. We also discuss how Fortnite is ripping off black creators by monetizing their dance moves without permission. As always, subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast app and leave a review!
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday is coming up soon and the Techies talk about whether or not it's actually worth it.
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On this episode of The Black Techies Podcast, Herb, Dominique, and David remember the legacy of Stan Lee and how he changed comics and pop culture forever.
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The Techies are getting a little political in this episode of The Black Techies Podcast. How has the influx of smartphones and the rise of social media change how we engage in politics? Is it truly possible to have civil discussions on a platform where anybody can say anything? Subscribe using your favorite podcast app!
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We're back! Google is scheduled to unveil its new Pixel that's been leaked to death as well as a few other hardware updates. The Black Techies talk about what Google may do as well as a few miscellaneous topics. As always, subscribe using your favorite podcast app or music streaming service!
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The Black Techies react to the unveiling of the iPhone XR, XS, XS Max. Is it getting old at this point? Be sure to subscribe using your favorite podcast app! We're on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, PocketCasts, Overcast...and more!
On this episode of The Black Techies Podcast, we reflect on the recent shooting at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, FL. We discuss what could've lead to the shooting and the implications regarding gaming in general and gun control. Be sure to subscribe using your favorite podcast app!
On episode 23, it's a two man show with David and Herb as they discuss cloud gaming and the rise of new media. What is new media? You gotta listen to find out! As always, get all new podcast episodes first by subscribing using your favorite podcast app!
On episode 22 we are once again focusing on the women, this time as it pertains to gaming. The Techies are joined by special guest Anesha Berry and we dive into various topics concerning women in gaming. Be sure to subscribe using your favorite podcast app!
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On this episode of The Black Techies Podcast, we talk about eSports, it's growing influence, and how HBCUs can leverage the popularity of eSports. Be sure to subscribe using your favorite podcast app!
Back again with another episode! In episode 20 of The Black Techies podcast we react to the announcements made at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (or just E3). If you're a gamer, you need to check this out! Subscribe using your favorite podcast app!
On this episode of the Black Techies Podcast, we react to the recent announcements at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference.
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We know, it's basically been a month since the movie came out. That just means that you have no excuses for spoilers! Join us as we talk in depth about the biggest Marvel movie to date. Spoilers abound!
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After a long hiatus, we're back! New logo and new-ish website! On this episode we talk about the impending merger between Sprint and T-Mobile and whether or not that's a good idea. We also talk about the Facebook scandal with Cambridge Analytica and privacy.
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The Black Techies had the privilege of discussing the role and importance of technology in the black community with entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, and radio & TV Host Michael Taylor.
Mr. Taylor interviewed us as part of his Empowerment Seminar in January which discussed various ways to shake off the enduring negative stereotypes about black men.
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Part 2 of our Black Panther discussion is all about the ladies of Wakanda! We are fortunate to have three ladies on our panel to discuss the impact and importance of the portrayal of black women on screen.
We finally get a chance to talk about The Black Panther and its' impact on black culture and the community as well as the greater impact worldwide. Spoilers incoming so if you haven't seen the movie, go see it! Subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast app and check out our youtube channel and facebook page!
On this episode, David and Herb talk about Black Panther and how important this movie is to black cinema. We also talk more about net neutrality and why it's important. Subscribe for more episodes and subscribe to the Black Techies youtube channel if you prefer watching our podcasts and other video content!
We're back! It's been a while but we haven't forgotten about our listeners! This episode is kind of all over the place. We talk about President Trump getting kicked off Twitter temporarily, cord cutting, black comicbook characters, video games, and more! Subscribe using your favorite podcast app and share! Hit us up on Facebook as well!
The Techies react to the newly announced iPhone X along with a new 4K HDR Apple TV and Apple Watch Series 3 with 4G LTE. Does Apple have something special or is it too little too late? Share and subscribe!
This week we talk about new iPhone rumors and of course we had to chop it up about that Google memo that's been going around. Does James Damore raise any good points or is he just anti-diversity? Our discussion might surprise you. Be sure to subscribe and leave a review!
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For this episode Herb, Dominique, and Tiffany talk about Samsung, Apple, and a new show coming to HBO called Confederate...let's just say there are varying opinions about this show. Herb holds down hosting duties since David had daddy duties.
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We're back! It's been a while I know but we have not forgotten our loyal listeners! Today we are FINALLY talking about our favorite games at E3 and chop it up about net neutrality. We also get into a few tangents about the new Black Panther movie coming next year as well as whether or not to celebrate the 4th of July. Please subscribe using your favorite podcast app and be sure to leave a review on Soundcloud and iTunes! Also tell everybody you know!
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This episode we have a bit of a debate/discussion regarding iPhone and Android. Are Apple's best days behind it? Will Android's open nature be the eventual downfall of Apple?
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This week it's just me! Your lovable host David! I will talk about a bunch of big tech news from the past month including the Samsung Galaxy S8, Microsoft's Project Scorpio and if it's better than the PS4 Pro, and finally I talk about the newly revealed Surface Laptop. Is it worth getting? Listen and find out!
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Welcome to episode 4 of The Black Techies Podcast. This Pt. 2 of our Gaming series. This week we talk about Mass Effect: Andromeda and open world games in general. We also dive into the representation of blacks/women in video games and media and how to increase it.
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Welcome to episode 3 of The Black Techies podcast! Today we are talking gaming! We talk about Horizon Zero Dawn and the need for black and female protagonists. We also talk about if The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is any good and what the future of console gaming will be.
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Welcome to Episode 2 of the Black Techies Podcast! In this episode we are talking Mobile World Congress and Nintendo Switch! Will Nokia make a comeback? Did LG learn from the mistakes of last years G5? Will any of them be able to dethrone Samsung as the Android king? Finally, we chop it up about cutting the cord. We are joined by Herbert Seward who is a graduate of Alabama State University and self proclaimed "subject matter expert" on cutting the cord. You don't want to miss his insight! Please subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast app or listen directly from Soundcloud!
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Welcome to the very first episode of The Black Techies Podcast! In today's episode we discuss iPhone 8, Galaxy S8, and LG G6 rumors, Nintendo Switch, and talk about getting more blacks and women into the technology field. Apologies for any audio issues, we're newbs at this but we continue to learn and grow! This podcast is also available on iTunes and Google Play! Feel free to subscribe using your favorite podcast app and please leave a review so others can find us and enjoy. Lastly, share this with your friends!