Lucy, Bec and Harriet are back for the new series of The DesignSpark Podcast. In this episode they’re exploring smart homes. Get ready for tech with a comedy twist.
A video game beloved by John Siracusa, “Journey” for the PS3, is in the spotlight. We toot the biggest Spoiler Horn of all time — don’t listen if you haven’t played it! — and then talk about what we liked and didn’t like about Thatgamecompany’s desert-and-spoiler epic.
Several years ago, Kate and I implemented a practice that has helped strengthen our relationship. It’s called a “marriage meeting,” and we got the idea from my guest today. Her name is Marcia Naomi Berger, and she’s a therapist and the author of Marriage Meetings: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted. Marcia and …
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Join hosts Phil Hawthorne and Rohan Karamandi each fortnight as they explore the newest Home Assistant release and the latest Home Automation news.
This week we draw your attention to another excellent TV series that recently concluded a run of episodes: SyFy’s “The Magicians”. Based on a series of books by Lev Grossman, this is a show that starts out as a mash-up of Harry Potter and Narnia and goes in some very surprising directions while continually improving in quality. Love, war, sex, fairies, gods (some evil, some capricious, some just annoying)—there’s a lot to love about this show.
In the first half of the episode we talk generally about the show and why we like it; the second half, after the Spoiler Horn, is devoted to breaking down the events of its just-completed second season.
(Content advisory: “The Magicians” contains a couple examples of sexual assault/abuse. And we talk about them.)
On the surface, it can feel like we’ve made a lot of technological, economic, and cultural progress during the past 30 years. But if you look closer, you start to notice that in a lot of ways, we’ve been running on repeat for several decades now. My guest today argues that this is what typically …
The Talk Show
‘Everybody Is an Expert’, With Special Guest Joanna Stern
Tuesday, 14 April 2020
Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about working from home, the utter suckitude of laptop webcams, the new MacBook Air, and Face ID in our new world of face-mask-wearing.
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Joanna’s “How to Make an iPad Stand” video.
Joanna’s review of the new Macbook Air, and her video on the state of laptop webcams.
My review of the new MacBook Air.
Joanna’s column (and video) on Face ID’s inability to recognize us while wearing face masks.
Joanna’s iPhone X review from 2017, wherein she tried to fool Face ID with 3D-printed faces.
Yours truly back in August 2017: “Safari Should Display Favicons in Its Tabs”.
WWDC 2018: Apple announces favicons in Safari tabs.
Walt Mossberg on Chrome as a resource hog on MacOS.
The Verge: “Webcams Have Become Impossible to Find, and Prices Are Skyrocketing”.
This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of people to stay home due to shelter-in-place orders and even lockdowns. Here’s how to survive and prepare.
In a time when the world is dealing with a pandemic, and many commercial gyms have shut down, interest in creating a gym at home has swelled. Whether working out at home is something you’ve been mulling over for a long time, or that you’ve just started to think about, this show will help you …
What makes for a good car movie?
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