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".
December 10th, 2017 | 1 hr 20 mins
andreas antonopoulos, bitcoin, blockchain, breach, dell, dmca, drm, eff, electronic frontier foundation, ethereum, india, intel, intel me, internet, internet of money, linux, macos, management engine, netsec, nvidia, open source, open standards, opsec, root, security, system76, tech, technology, tesla, titan, uber, w3c
This week: the guys cover the degrading state of MacOS security, India sets the bar on open internet regulation, Tesla's Tractor Trailer, How Bitcoin and Ethereum differ and why blockchain technology is taking over everything. PLUS, we discuss why DRM has nothing to with copyright and how we just lost control of the web.
November 23rd, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
ajit pai, amazon, belgium, disney, ea, fcc, gambling, klingon, light bulb, linux, loot box., loot crate, lord of the rings, lunera, net neutrality, podcast, prequel, skinner box, star trek, star wars, star wars battlefront ii, supercomputer, tech, technology, vote
November 16th, 2017 | 55 mins 22 secs
November 9th, 2017 | 1 hr 4 mins
October 12th, 2017 | 59 mins 42 secs
ajit pai, autonomous vehicle, battle front, california, ea, equifax, facebook, fcc, firefox, flash, google, google home mini, hack, hacked, isp, loot boxes, mark zuckerberg, microtransactions, opencritic, photo app, podcast, puerto rico, shadow of war, tech, tech podcast, technology, update, vr, windows 10, windows phone
This is kind of a miserable week and please don't ask about episode 5. It doesn't exist and you can't convince us otherwise. Anyways we tackle such subjects as loot boxes, just how much the FCC doesn't care about being as evil as possible, Equifax continued incompetence, the demise of the Windows phone, and more!
October 10th, 2017 | 46 mins 35 secs
action figures, apache, cells, data, gaming, guacamole, linux, microsoft, microsoft groove, music, nobel prize, overwatch, photography, podcast, spotify, tech podcast, technology, time, tinder, toys, video games
If you've been looking for the perfect excuse to get back into buying action figures, we have Jared Beerman of Beerman Photography to tell us how he got into taking pictures of toys and what inspires him. Before that we compete to see how many pages of information Tinder has on you, how toxic the gaming industry fan base can be, Linux explodes (relatively speaking) in market share, and more!
September 29th, 2017 | 1 min 50 secs
280, amazon echo show, amd, android, atari, ataribox, beta, bill gates, characters, coinhive, firefox, google, microsoft, monero, piracy, quantum, quantum computing, showtime, tech, tech news, twitter, youtube
Christopher explains where the hell the podcast has been and why you should probably just skip to episode 6...
September 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 11 mins
android 8, android oreo, apple, bezel, bitcoin, china, comcast, credit, credit freeze, dsl, equifax, experian, fallout, fallout: new vegas, ico, iphone, iphone x, lawsuit, notch, pixel 2, transunion, twitch, vermont
This week we get our hands real dirty handling the muck Equifax has bestowed upon 140 million Americans, the good, the bad, the ugly of the new iPhone X, announcement of our new tangential gaming project, and more!
September 11th, 2017 | 53 mins 56 secs
blockchain, google, lego, lenovo, linux, millennium falcon, solar power, solaris, star wars, sun microsystems, superfish, technology, vivaldi
The end of the summer... how evil is Google? Massive solar power arrays! New blockchain currencies, no more Solaris and much much more!
September 11th, 2017 | 46 mins 44 secs
ai, android, android oreo, apple, artificial intelligence, bluetooth, chrome, chromeos, crashplan, enterprise, exploits, google, iphone, isp, killer robots, linux, microsoft, shiny podcast, spacex, tech, technology, verizon, windows, windows 10, zero days
Android Oreo Released and a new iPhone on the horizon! Zero Day market is soaring! New space gear, ChromeOS for Enterprise, Killer robots and much, much more!