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".
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
22.214.171.124, 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!
January 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
2018, ajit pai, alexa, amazon, amazon echo, amd, android, android o, apple, arm, bitconnect, bitcown, blockchain, broadband, bug, ces, ces 2018, chrome, chromeos, crypto currency, crypto mining, dropbox, ethereum, far cry, far cry 5, fcc, gaming, geek, google, google chrome, gpu, intel, intel me, internet, labo, meltdown, net neutrality, nintendo, nintendo switch, nvidia, open source, podcast, security, shiny, shiny podcast, spectre, switch, tech, tech news, tech podcast, technology, ubisoft, vulnerability, wifi alliance, wpa3
This week we manage to turn a slow tech news cycle and no deep dive into a regular length show! It's a podcast miracle! We tackle subjects like Chromecast messing with your WiFi, Nintendo's brand new line of cardboard accessories, Intel just doesn't get it, and more!
January 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
2018, ajit pai, alexa, amazon, amazon echo, amd, android, android o, apple, arm, australia, batteries, belgium, bitcown, blockchain, broadband, bug, ces, ces 2018, chrome, chromeos, crypto currency, crypto mining, dash, disney, dropbox, ea, eff, electronic frontier foundation, emc, episode 8, ethereum, fcc, gambling, gaming india, geek, google, google chrome, gpu, hue lights, intel, intel me, internet, internet of money, klingon, light bulb, linux, loot box., loot crate, lord of the rings, lunera, macos, management engine, meltdown, microsoft, microsoft groove, monero, music, net neutrality, netsec, nexus, no man's sky, nobel prize, nvidia, open source, open standards, opsec, overwatch, philips hue, photography, pixel, podcast, prequel, root, security, shiny, shiny podcast, skinner box, spectre, speculative execution, spotify, star trek, star wars, star wars battlefront ii, supercomputer, system76, tech, tech news, tech podcast, technology, tesla, the last jedi, time, tinder, titan, toys, uber, video gamesandreas antonopoulos, vmware, vote, vulnerability, w3c, wannacry, wwe
This week we do some CES 2018 roundup through the 3rd day of the event and with guest host Jared Beerman of Beerman Photography (@beermanphotography on Instagram) returning we talk about all his new toys he got for Christmas and future projects.
January 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 10 mins
2018, amazon echo, amd, apple, arm, bitcown, blockchain, broadband, bug, crypto currency, crypto mining, dash, ethereum, fcc, geek, google, google chrome, intel, linux, meltdown, microsoft, monero, open source, shiny, shiny podcast, spectre, speculative execution, tech, technology, vulnerability
It's time to catch up after the holidays and bring you a rocking round up of everything that's been happening in technology since the last chat. We tackle the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that everyone is freaking out about and explain why you should freak out, too! Plus, the dirt on crypto-mining, great games coming out this year, spats between the tech giants, our predictions for 2018 and so much more!
December 17th, 2017 | 1 hr 23 mins
ajit pai, amazon, amd, android, android o, belgium, blockchain, chrome, chromeos, disney, ea, eff, electronic frontier foundation, episode 8, ethereum, fcc, gambling, gaming india, gpu, intel, intel me, internet, internet of money, klingon, light bulb, linux, loot box., loot crate, lord of the rings, lunera, macos, management engine, microsoft, microsoft groove, music, net neutrality, netsec, nexus, no man's sky, nobel prize, nvidia, open source, open standards, opsec, overwatch, photography, pixel, podcast, prequel, root, security, skinner box, spotify, star trek, star wars, star wars battlefront ii, supercomputer, system76, tech, tech podcast, technology, tesla, the last jedi, time, tinder, titan, toys, uber, video gamesandreas antonopoulos, vote, w3c, wannacry
2017 is drawing to a close and Shiny settles up with a new holiday tradition: a brand new Star Wars movie! But is there a disturbance in the force? PLUS, the Dark Side of Mozilla, UFOs, Net Neutrality, Disney buying Fox and SO much more!