Colin was born in vitro on a secret DARPA research space station in geosynchronous orbit over London. Alone on the station, his maturation was monitored remotely and all he was given was a terminal with internet connection and basic food. With no human connection to learn from, he had to grow up entirely from information gleaned online, in chat rooms, and in the comments section. Early on, he learned of crumpets and tea through Alta Vista and it became his mecca as he endured the constant science experiments. When he finally escaped by building his own matter reorganizer from parts around the station, Colin attempted to reorganize himself in London. Unfortunately, his calculations were astray and he rematerialized in New England. Still, keeping a stiff upper lip he resolved to earn enough money for the trip to London by starting a technology and gaming podcast known as "Shiny".
May 21st, 2018 | 26 mins 19 secs
congress, data, europe, fcc, gdpr, germany, house, net neutrality, podcast, regulation, senate, shiny, shiny podcast, tech, tech podcast, vote
May 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
acer swift, amd, android, android p, apple, build, build conference, california, chromebook, chromeos, google, google assistant, google io, linux, macos, microsoft, net neutrality, pixel, podcast, ryzen, shiny, shiny podcast, solar, solar energy, solar panels, steam, steam link, steam mobile, unix
With dear friend Davis along for the ride, we break down the biggest news from Google IO 2018. Plus we cover Microsoft Build, new gear, Net Neutrality and so much more!
May 7th, 2018 | 58 mins 18 secs
amazon, azure, azure sphere, bionic beaver, breach, cambridge analytica, canonical, chromeos, cyber attack, cyber security, emerdata, equifax, eric lundgren, ftc, gaming, geek, geforce partnership program, gnome, google, gpp, linux, microsoft, npr, nvidia, open source, pocket casts, pocketcasts, prison, public radio, right to repair, shiny, shiny podcast, technology, this american life, twitter, ubuntu, ubuntu 18.04, void if removed, wbez, windows 10, windows 10 timeline, windows 10 update, wnyc
It's a whole truckload of news this week, as we document cosmic shifts in the technology universe. Microsoft has their own Linux and closes the WIndows department, native Linux Apps on ChromeOS, PocketCasts bought by public radio, a new Ubuntu and so much more!
April 30th, 2018 | 41 mins 25 secs
amd, cd projekt red, computer, computer build, cyberpunk, cyberpunk 2077, dog breath, gaming, gpu, gtx 1060, nzxt, podcast, psu, ram, shiny, software, subscription software, tech, tech podcast, the witcher
April 22nd, 2018 | 35 mins 10 secs
allo, amd, android, asus, cpu, duo, dutch, gambling, gaming, geforce, geforce partnership program, google, gpu, intel, law, lootboxes, messaging, messenger, messengers, nvidia, podcast, rcs, ryzen, shiny, shiny podcast, technology
Just the news this week... Short, sweet, and straight to the point, yet still so satisfying. We sink our teeth into lootbox laws, 2nd Gen Ryzen CPUs, nVidia's GeForce Partnership Program and more in this week's tasty morsel!
April 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 19 mins
184.108.40.206, 87 million, amazon, amd, bcec, blood diamonds, cambridge analytica, cloudflare, cpu, data breach, desktop convergence, dex, diamond, diamonds, disney, dns, encrypted dns, facebook, feral interactive, galaxy s9, game on, gaming, geico gaming, george lucas, gpu, han solo, isp, likes, linux, lucasarts, microwave, net neutrality, oregon, pax, pax 2018, pax east, ryzen, samsung, shiny, shiny podcast, social media, solo movie, spying, star wars, tech, tech podcast, technology, ubuntu, video games
April 4th, 2018 | 42 mins 14 secs
amd, android, android go, apple, blockchain, certs, chimera, cpu, cts labs, data, data breach, election, external gpu, fallout, fuschia, galaxy s9, google, gpu, https, israel, lets encrypt, masterkey, microsoft, model stech, myfitnesspal, oracle, podcast, project treble, ryzen, ryzenfall, shiny, shiny podcast, sierra leone, smart phone, software, software licensing, space camp accelerator, supreme court, tech podcast, technology, tesla, under armor, vote, voting, wildcard, windowless, windows
March 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 39 mins
adblocker, android p, artifact, automated automobiles, backdoor, cellebrite, chromeos, copyright, ddos attack, disney, dmca, driverless cars, e-waste, electric car, facebook, fcc, gabe newell, game server, ghostery, github, goodyear, half life 3, historical preservation, israel, linux, made, microsoft, moss tire, movie rentals, movies, onavo, orbit, os, phone security, podcast, privacy, recycling, redbox, russian bots, satellites, server, shiny, shiny podcast, space, swarm technologies, tech, tech podcast, technology, torque, traffic, twitter, unlock, valve, vpn, vulkan
March 6th, 2018 | 15 mins 11 secs
80's gaming, arcade, atari, beakout, classic gaming, classic pinpall, donkey kong, funspot, joysticks, laconia, mario, mechanical games, new hampshire, nh, nintendo, pinball, pong, prizes, retro gaming, skiball, tickets, tokens, upright arcade
It's our dear Jacob's 30th birthday and what better way to spend than at the American Classic Arcade Museum also known as "Funspot" in New Hampshire. Upright Arcade games and pinball as far as the eye can see! The Shiny Podcast takes you there with a special short episode we recorded live on location. It's a little different this week, no news, new depressing headlines... just fun. Please forgive us for the rough audio! We'll be back with your regularly scheduled Shiny very soon.
February 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
ajit pai, amd, astronaut, charter, commercial astronaut training, consumer protection bureau, cpb, cryptocurrency, elon musk, equifax, facebook, falcon heavy, fcc, firmware update, germany, ico, intel, lawsuit, loot box ban, loot boxes, mark zuckerberg, mars, meltdown, motherboard, nasa, net neutrality, podcast, roadster, ryzen, shiny, shiny podcast, space, spaceflight, spectre, tech, tech news, tech podcast, technology, telegram, tesla, tesla roadster, time warner cable, ton, twc, user base, zuckerberg
So, first things first. We've been gone for a while, and for that we are deeply sorry. And we really really appreciate you listening to some of our old episodes and hanging in there but we are back! Some adulting needed to take place but we're rolling back adulthood to continue to bring you this podcast.
This week we address more FCC updates, there's a car on the way to Mars and you can track where it is, AMD is being, just super cool, Intel dealing with at least 32 lawsuits, and more!