Brad & Will Made a Tech Pod.

By Brad Shoemaker and Will Smith

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Each Sunday, Brad Shoemaker and Will Smith discuss a new technology topic. Come for the long-form conversations about virtual reality, space travel, electric cars, refresh rates, and a whole lot more.

Episode Date
18: A Cave for Your Hard Drives
This week we're getting NASty... network-attached storage, that is. From wi-fi-enabled USB drives to Synology to FreeNAS and beyond, this episode is a wide-ranging deep dive on network storage options, RAID, ZFS, dealing with open-source media streaming and home automation, NUT servers, and more!
Jan 19, 2020
17: Jimmy Dean Organic
Another Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone, and while we dodged the Vegas bullet this year, we still read all the news: Bluetooth LE audio, fake pork, Sony's fake car, Intel's possibly real GPU, AMD's bazillion chiplets, 360Hz monitors, and more!
Jan 12, 2020
16: Heavy HDMI
Will and Brad turn Qs into As in another mailbag edition of the Tech Pod. Topics include getting hands-on with Half-Life: Alyx, next-gen console minspecs, why there's never a queue to watch Watchmen, Brad's long HDMI cable, and the state of AMD's latest CPU designs.
Jan 05, 2020
15: Bob Iger Will Eat You
A new decade is nigh, so what better time to look back on the tech trends that defined the twenty-tens... teens... whatever. From smartphones to 3D movies, home laser cutters to endless payments of $10 a month, settle in for a look back at the decade that was!
Dec 30, 2019
14: It's Just Math
This week we dip our toes into the wild world of ray tracing, from the physical basics to emerging APIs, a brief history of GPU design, what the ray tracing solutions might look like in the new consoles, and a DIY tech demo you can do at your kitchen table!
Dec 22, 2019
13: Tech the Halls!

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Dec 15, 2019
12: I Have a Website!
You ask and we answer! This week, we tackle relevant tech topics like chicken farming, vaporware, drive-by-wire, upgrading a 486 to a 586, and what will definitely be the final email about cooking rice in a pressure cooker. Enjoy!
Dec 01, 2019
11: Spatchcock Central
The annual giving of thanks is almost upon us, so Brad and Will sat down to chew the well-rendered bird fat about a few of the technologies they're thankful for, from noise-canceling headphones to... speedy Windows installs?
Nov 24, 2019
10: The Corgi of Cars
Nov 17, 2019
9: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access

Apologies for the crackling in the audio! A recording snafu forced us to use a backup recording that wasn't as high quality as we would have liked.

Nov 10, 2019
8: The One Where We Go Dark
Nov 03, 2019
7: Singularities All Around Us!
The technological singularity may or may not be looming in our future, so we attempt to get to the bottom of singularities past and present, quantum intelligence, civilizational collapse, and other cheerful subjects. Plus: a hands-on report and one (1) email!
Oct 27, 2019
6: Spray the Frame Hose
This week we crack open the time capsule with the first episode we ever recorded, about screens! From their humble origins with the first analog TVs to modern ultra-fast gaming monitors and adaptive sync in next-gen consoles, we go deep on this most refreshing topic.
Oct 20, 2019
5: Punch a Couple of Nuns
This week, we talk about supply chain. Why did the iPod Nano beget the iPhone? What's the big deal with batteries? What does the Gmail launch have to do with supply chain? Find out the answers to these questions (and more!) on this week's Tech Pod.
Oct 14, 2019
4: A Bomb That Sits on Your Stove
This week we had the brilliant idea of talking about food tech while we were starving. Pressure cookers! Air fryers! The Maillard reaction! N-nitrogen dewars? Roto-stators? Do people really put sugar in grits? All that and more on our most delicious episode yet!
Oct 06, 2019
3: 340 Trillion Trillion Trillion

Here's the mid-'90s memo outlining the use of private address ranges like for internal network use. If you happen to be Robert G. Moskowitz, we'd love to chat!

Sep 29, 2019
2: Captain Crunch's Electric Car
Batteries power everything from phones and laptops to cars now, but it feels like the technology is lagging behind. Brad and Will talk about different types of batteries and how they work, share some good guidelines for care and maintenance of the lithium batteries that are in most of your mobile devices, and contemplate Will's high-tech high school romantic life.
Sep 23, 2019
1: We're Gonna Need JNCOs For That
Brad and Will contemplate their own mortality while discussing this week's Apple event. Topics include Apple's newest iPhones, Watches, iPads, and services. There's also at least one banger of a segue. Enjoy!
Sep 15, 2019
0: Sweatpants Tech Podcast
On this inaugural episode, Brad and Will share their technological origin stories and why they've always loved tech. Hear the reason they're making a podcast, the stories of their first PC builds, and their love of Socket 7. Enjoy!
Sep 12, 2019