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Nintendo have given official guidance to their new fiscal year & they are anticipating some aggressive sales figures from both software & hardware. We discuss how Nintendo can exceed their aggressive expectations, the role Switch Pro will play, and how the Switch may be able to surpass the long-standing lifetime sales of Sony's PlayStation 2 and Ni…
 
Estas últimas semanas han tenido bastantes noticias dentro del Mundo Nintendo, se vienen varios juegos para el Nintendo Switch, ya sea nuevos o clásicos que disfrutamos en las consolas retro. Además, Nintendo ya está confirmado para estar presente en la E3 de junio. ¡Estamos listos para la segunda mitad del año! #MundoNintendo…
 
Caller Liz has a cherished childhood memory about a special meal with her great-grandmother. But she isn’t sure it really happened. How can she tell? Memory researcher Charan Ranganath, director of the Dynamic Memory Lab, fills in the blanks about the memory in question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Listener Gĩtaũ has a serious problem: every so often his home in rural Kenya is invaded by an army of ants. They coat the floors, climb the walls, and rain down on Gĩtaũ and his family while they sleep. Gĩtaũ wants to know: Why are these ants torturing us? Entomologists Dino Martins and Piotr Naskrecki have ant-swers. Special thanks to Caswell Muny…
 
Nintendo is due to report their fiscal earnings in just over a week & we discuss where we think Nintendo will end their fiscal year. Furthermore, we delve into some of Nintendo's plans for 2021 and how the company may approach with conservative estimates; but still surprise with exciting software - like Zelda's 35th anniversary, new IP, and much mo…
 
Terriers have won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show 48 times. Dachshunds? Never. Listener Yona wants to know why terriers triumph but dachshunds don’t get their due. Dog show judge Laurie Williams and dachshund-diehard Kim McCalmont take us behind the scenes of the dog show world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone…
 
Special guest Emma Bostian is on to talk about her new book, De-coding the Technical Interview, that will help you never bomb a technical job interview again. How to answer technical questions you don't know, looking for red flags when applying, infinite scrolling question, and how to not be a schlub when applying for a new job.…
 
The ESA announced their official plans for a digital E3 in 2021 and several big companies have committed to the show -- including Nintendo and Microsoft. We discuss why this year's E3 is vital for the ESA and how it can help shape the future of the event. Furthermore, we discuss the recent Switch firmware update & how the latest datamine relates to…
 
Caller Leña had COVID-19 last October and temporarily lost her sense of smell. As it started to come back, she noticed something strange — fruity things smelled like burnt hair and condoms. Where are Leña’s mystery smells coming from? Rhinologist Simon Gane fills us in on COVID-related smell loss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…
 
Nintendo & Sony each offered their own stark reminder to the dangers that a digital-only future can present; as each company removed the option of purchasing digital software on their family of hardware -- though the two situations differ in terms of reasoning. Nevertheless, each highlights a growing concern about how long we, the consumer, may hav…
 
A new report from Bloomberg has corroborated many of the key points we have shared in recent weeks; those being a new SoC equipped with DLSS features to achieve a 4K gaming experience. However, a key point of contention remain: release date. While Bloomberg remains firm on a 2021 holiday release, we explain why this release date is likely to change…
 
We're talking about threading in Slack or Discord, the continue reading button on a website, Axe software - also a sponsor!, cost benefit of time spent on work, what a day in the life at work is like for Chris and Dave, and musing about whether conferences are going to be a thing again.By ShopTalk
 
It is no secret that Nintendo is busy preparing new hardware; but the question remains: what will it be and when will it be revealed? While we are confident Nintendo is working on a revision equipped with a new SoC & 4K features with DLSS support; one must consider an alternative angle in which a secondary model makes an appearance in advance of su…
 
A new report from Bloomberg has surfaced which, seemingly, sheds new light on the long-rumored Nintendo Switch Pro. Or does it? We examine the report, breakdown multiple outcomes and consider the possibility of the report implying the existence of a non-Switch Pro revision for 2021 holiday launch. Furthermore, will the Nintendo Switch Pro host excl…
 
The Earth is surrounded by a halo of trash — defunct satellites, discarded fuel tanks, one of Elon Musk’s Teslas. Listener Ryan wants to know: Does any of it ever fall down to Earth? ELT talks trash with Lottie Williams, the only person known to have been hit by falling space debris, and Ted Muelhaupt, director of the Center for Orbital and Reentry…
 
It’s spring-cleaning time! To help get you in the mood, we’re dusting off an episode from our archive. Cleaning expert Jolie Kerr tells us when it’s OK to use your own saliva as a cleaning agent, and addresses some listener “cleanspiracies” like: Will vodka clean my clothes? For more cleaning tips, check out Jolie’s podcast Ask a Clean Person. Lear…
 
Sony held their first 'State of Play' of 2021 and the presentation gave fans a fresh look at several upcoming releases, as well as a number of new announcement; including, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade for the PS5. How do we feel about the game's new episode being exclusive to PlayStation 5? Furthermore, Sony is beginning to wind down productio…
 
Sony's first 'State of Play' presentation of 2021 has fans bursting with excitement and we discuss our predictions for the show and why the time is right for Final Fantasy 7 Remake to make an appearance on the PlayStation 5. What other surprises are planned? Could we see Elden Ring? Or the long-rumored Silent Hill? One of Sony's flagship 2021 relea…
 
Nintendo has hosted the first Nintendo Direct in over a year & expectations were high; but did Nintendo deliver? We discuss our thoughts on the recent Nintendo Direct presentation & how the show has given us a better idea of what to expect in 2021 from Nintendo. Furthermore, two recent bits of news seem to suggest Nintendo may be building to replic…
 
We're officially on Patreon now and we'd love to have you come join us in the ShopTalk Show Discord and help shape the future of the ShopTalk community. We also talk about Dave's office situation, Notion competition, Elastic Search, how should someone specialize to get a job, and breaking news on the pop up element.…
 
Nintendo have issued an official statement concerning when they may discuss the release potential of a Switch Pro & the company is coming off a historic year in terms of both hardware and software sales. We discuss when Nintendo is most likely to announce their Switch Pro revision plans & why the timing makes sense. Furthermore, we dive into both t…
 
Despite Microsoft's recent backtracking, the company has made it clear that Xbox Live Gold is a relic of their past & their new focus it on GamePass. We analyze the original Xbox Live Gold price increase announcement, the real reasons as to why it happens, why they reversed course on the initiative so quickly, and discuss why Xbox Live Gold may be …
 
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