Shiny Podcast

Following the light and casting a little shade...

About the show

The continuing adventures of two geeks, friends from birth, neck deep in shiny new and rusty ole with an eye to sky and all feet on the ground.

Weekly. Mostly.

Shiny Podcast: following the light and throwing a little shade on the newest and brightest in today’s gaming and technology...

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  • Episode 11: Live Free or DRM

    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.

  • Episode 10: Winner, Winner, Chicken Skinner

    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
  • Episode 9: NERF or Nuthin'

    November 16th, 2017  |  55 mins 22 secs
  • Episode 8: Humble Bumbles

    November 9th, 2017  |  1 hr 4 mins
  • Episode 7: Windows Phone Home

    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!

  • Episode 6: Boys And Their Toys

    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!

  • Episode 5: Goodbye Number 5

    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...

  • Episode 4: Equif*** You

    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!

  • Episode 3: Lego My Blockchain

    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!

  • Episode 2: Skynet vs Android Oreo

    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!

  • Episode 01: Crickets and Chrome

    September 9th, 2017  |  1 hr 11 mins
    amd, android, android o, chrome, chromeos, gpu, nexus, no man's sky, pixel, tech, technology, wannacry

    August 24 2017. A date that will forever be remember as the genesis of the Shiny Podcast. A new show hell bent on casting light and throwing shade on the latest in gaming and technology. We kick things off by speculating on upcoming Android O, chatting about AMD's new hardware, discussing WannaCry, and pontificating on Chrome's market dominance.