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This is Only a Test

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This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!

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This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!

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486 Ratings
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Great podcast!!

By J1823 - Aug 07 2016
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awesome update on tech, and pop culture. My nerd senses tingling as I write this!!

Good Content

By Stentorianexpress - Feb 29 2016
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Love the format and the conversation.

iTunes Ratings

486 Ratings
Average Ratings
407
30
14
19
16

Great podcast!!

By J1823 - Aug 07 2016
Read more
awesome update on tech, and pop culture. My nerd senses tingling as I write this!!

Good Content

By Stentorianexpress - Feb 29 2016
Read more
Love the format and the conversation.
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This is Only a Test

Updated 10 days ago

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This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!

Rank #1: Episode 512 - Mixer's Big Week - 8/8/19

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This week, we talk about Ninja's move to Mixer, the grittiness of Amazon's The Boys, surprise DC universe casting, and Apple's MacBook Pro rumors. Plus, more love for Pavlov VR and our hopes for Oculus Connect 6! And yes, something is different in the studio!
Aug 08 2019
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 321 - Cyber Security Awareness Month - 10/8/2015

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This week, Will is joined by Patrick Norton to discuss cyber security awareness month, this week's Microsoft event, including the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Book, the Roku 4, the iPhone battery life controversy, and moth drones. Enjoy!
Oct 08 2015
1 hour 40 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 325 - DQ Blizzard Candy Crush - 11/5/15

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This week, Will, Norm, and Jeremy discuss post-Halloween strategies, Comikaze Expo, Star Trek's return, and our experiences with the new Apple TV. It's also Will's last episode as the host of This is Only a Test!
Nov 05 2015
1 hour 42 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 151 - Uncrossing the Feeds - 12/13/2012

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On this week's show, Norm gets a package, Wes doesn't say monitor enough, and Will insists on something silly. All that, plus the latest on the Tested redesign, Microsoft's problems, next-generation consoles, the most popular Google searches of the year, and another edition of fake outtakes.
Dec 13 2012
2 hours 15 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 375 - The Mourning After - 11/10/16

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Norm, Jeremy, and Kishore get together the morning after election day to look toward the future--one where an an artificial intelligence will be smart enough to beat a human player at StarCraft II.
Nov 10 2016
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 378 - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - 12/8/16

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This week, we hear about Kishore's trip to India and his testing of airline entertainment devices, discuss the demise of Pebble, and expand on our review of the new Oculus Touch controllers. Plus, Jeremy's mind gets blown when he hears about the idea of transcranial magnetic stimulation!
Dec 08 2016
1 hour 45 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 408 - Artificial AI - 7/20/17

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Kishore and Jeremy are joined by Tested founder Will Smith to discuss all the news from Disney's D23, the return of Google Glass & Atari Consoles, space drones, mosquito hacking, and of course the VR Minute and what we've been testing!
Jul 21 2017
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 446 - Thanos Beckons - 4/26/18

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On the day before Infinity War's release, the gang gathers to recount the past 10 years of Marvel cinematic universe movies, learn the origin of Kishore's love of Thanos, and hear about some highlights from the Replica Prop Forum showcase. Plus, the VR Minute and thoughts on Nintendo Labo. (Apologies for the bad audio for the 30 minutes of the podcast--our audio recorder stopped recording so we only had camera microphone audio.)
Apr 26 2018
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 511 - Indie Arcade Games - 8/1/19

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Zach Radding (aka Build Cool Stuff) joins us this week as we recap our trip to the annual arcade convention California Extreme, the latest Picard news, Fornite's new champion, and the VR filmmaking. You can also hear Jeremy and Zach talk about their work on the Savage Builds WWI dogfighting episode in this week's Still Untitled!
Aug 01 2019
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 330 - On a Segue Roll - 12/10/15

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This week, Norm is joined by Jeremy and Sean to talk about exclusive content for streaming services, Apple's worst designed product, and depth camera technology. Plus, an extra long VR minute segment in which we talk about the big news with HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Rift. All three platforms have announcements!
Dec 10 2015
1 hour 54 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 405 - 10 Years of iPhone - 6/29/17

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Where were you 10 years ago when the iPhone was first released? The gang looks back at a decade of the modern smartphone and discusses the SNES Classic, Vidcon, a crazy science GIF. Plus, the VR Minute!
Jun 29 2017
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 404 - European Vacation - 6/22/17

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Jeremy and Kishore welcome Norm back to the podcast and catch him up on three weeks worth of tech news and discussion. We hear about some of Norm's favorite museum stops on his trip, talk about Uber's controversies, Amazon's big purchase, and the newest OnePlus phone. Plus, the VR Minute and a Moment of Science!
Jun 23 2017
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 316 - 'sup G - 9/3/2016

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This week, Will, Norm, and Jeremy discuss Google's new logo, Windows 10 adoption rate, streaming news, Netflix's EPIX deal, the new Nest thermostat, and an extra-long edition of the VR minute. Enjoy!
Sep 03 2015
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 383 - Switch! - 1/19/17

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Kishore and Jeremy are joined by Steve Lin to discuss the Nintendo Switch announcements, Google's custom security chips, newfangled technological doctors offices, and Steve's epic trip to Japan. All this in addition to your Moment of Science, the VR Minute, and What We've Been Testing!
Jan 19 2017
1 hour 40 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 412 - Strange Car UX - 8/17/17

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Will joins us this week as we hear about Jeremy's latest train adventure across the country, discuss OpenAI's Dota 2 win, and debate the usefulness of Tesla's Model 3 dashboard. Plus, what's the deal with MoviePass, and the VR minute!
Aug 18 2017
2 hours 12 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 384 - Dark Rides - 1/26/17

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Norm's back from vacation and can't stop talking about the technology of theme park rides. We also talk about the new Star Wars movie title, discuss how artificial intelligence could win at poker, and get angry in a Moment of Science. Plus, what's the best desktop screensaver of all time?
Jan 27 2017
2 hours 3 mins
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Rank #17: OCTOBERKAST 2013 - Part 8 - Jeff Gerstmann, Jeff Green, Vinny Caravella, Darren Gladstone

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OCTOBERKAST 2013 concludes with The Closers. Join the final three hours of OCTOBERKAST 2013 for talk from Jeff Gerstmann, Jeff Green, Vinny Caravella, and Darren Gladstone! Also, some people eat a few spicy peppers. For donation info, visit OCTOBERKAST.com
Oct 27 2013
3 hours 10 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 436 - Enter Metalhead - 2/15/18

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Norm and Jeremy talk about their recent adventure on a homemade mini-boat, Kishore shares the most impressive science photos he's ever seen, and we discuss the potential of autonomous drones that can sense the world. Plus, a ton of hype for movies coming out this weekend!
Feb 15 2018
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 376b - Blast from a Past Thanksgiving - 11/24/16

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We're all traveling this week, so please enjoy a vintage episode of This is Only a Test, featuring Will, Gary, and Norm from Thanksgiving 2012!
Nov 24 2016
2 hours 34 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 332 - Camping Out for Star Wars - 12/24/15

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For the second-to-last podcast of the year, Norm is joined by Jeremy Williams and special guest Steve Lin to geek out on pinball games and old arcade technology. We talk about Space X's historic rocket landing, the complexity of smartphone cameras, and camping 24 days for Episode I. Plus, the VR minute and what we've been testing. Just one more sleep until Christmas!
Dec 24 2015
1 hour 50 mins
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