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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!
 
Welcome to Offworld, a new show from the Tested network that explores the fun places where space and pop culture intersect! In each episode, host Ariel Waldman is joined by guests from the space and science community to examine a science fiction story and discuss how it holds up under some scientific scrutiny.
 
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Channing and Dan discuss how to get in on the NBA Top Shot trend and are joined by ESPN700's Spence Checketts to discuss the depth of the Western Conference. Plus, Channing and Spence share their favorite memories from Madison Square Garden. 6:13 - Nassir Little's defensive impact on the Blazers 8:45 - Dan and Channing's perspectives on NBA Top Sho…
 
A special short episode this week as Norm checks in from his paternity leave to catch up with the gang about the latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, that bonkers Loki trailer, and our cautious optimism for the next season of Star Trek: Picard. Plus, an interview with the team behind Plutosphere, who want to make cloud-based VR a re…
 
We're joined by special guest Devindra Hardawar (from Engadget and the Slashfilmcast) this week to talk about the return of Comic-Con in San Diego this Thanksgiving, the implications of the latest Falcon and The Winter Soldier episode, and what new tech we're excited for this year. Plus, a retrospective discussion of VR on the fifth anniversary of …
 
Brian Scalabrine, Celtics Analyst, joins Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon to discuss the madness of the NCAA Tournament and the race for NBA MVP. Also, Dan and Channing break down Norman Powell's first games and explore how the Blazers could defensively improve to make a run in the playoffs. 1:30 Takeaways from Norman Powell's first games 4:30 Blazers…
 
Oregon great Luke Ridnour joins Channing and Dan to reminisce about sharing the court with Channing in Orlando, winning a conference title as a Duck, and watching the Oregon in the 2021 NCAA Tournaments. Plus Dan and Channing break down the biggest moves before the NBA trade deadline and look at the buyout market. 2:00 - How long until Nurk is at f…
 
This week, we review the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (spoilers within!), finally finish the Snyder Cut of Justice League, and discuss Intels' big foundry announcement. Plus, new LEGO sets we're excited for, OnePlus's new phones, and the Ingenuity robot copter's impending takeoff on Mars!…
 
Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon are joined by Dallas Mavericks Radio Play-by-Play, Chuck Cooperstein, to look ahead to the Dallas Mavericks series and break down the race for MVP and the All- Star battle. Also, the trade deadline has snuck its way up once again, will the Blazers make a move? Is LaMarcus Aldridge coming back to Portland? 1:40 Reaction…
 
This week, we're joined by Will to talk about the release and reception to the Justice League Synder Cut, the controversial changes to Cricut cutter's design upload policy, and the surprise reveal of the PlayStation 5 VR controller. Plus, Intel takes a jab at Macs with a familiar face, and we get a download about the popular game Eco.…
 
Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon rank the top 4 most important things that could happen in the second half of the Blazers season. Also, Dan and Channing look back at the All-Star game, discuss who was the biggest impact in the first half of the season, and Damian Lillard's legacy in the NBA. 1:00 Number 4: Nassir Little pushes ahead of Anfernee Simon …
 
This week, Kishore explains the state of COVID vaccinations in the US and what the next couple months could look like, Norm and Jeremy review Disney's Raya and the Last Dragon, and we all wonder why Apple's mini iPhone may not be selling as well as expected. Plus, what we would want from an Amazon robot, and our hopes for physical controllers in VR…
 
This week, we try to wrap our heads around the emerging NFT marketplace, how the technology works, where the demand is coming from, and what it means for the future of digital art sales. We also break down the new Nintendo Switch rumors and marvel at the footage of the SpaceX Starship SN10 landing. Plus, stick around after the credits for a full Wa…
 
Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon dive into the upcoming All-Star weekend and discuss Damian Lillard's mental toughness. Also, Jennifer Azzi joins to discuss college basketball, and the new look of the Golden State Warriors without Klay Thompson. 1:00 The All-Star break has finally arrived 2:30 Have we seen all of the dunks? 5:30 Damian Lillard's menta…
 
Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon dive into the recent wall that the Blazers have ran into after a 6 game winning streak, and discuss if the Blazers need to go out and find more personnel to bounce back. Also, Channing examines what Black History month has meant to him and the lessons that he hopes to pass down to his kids. 1:00 What is the difference …
 
This week, we gush over the first images and audio to come from NASA's Perserverance rover after its successful landing on Mars! Jeremy is also beaming with pride over his first video game development credit in Blizzard's new Arcade Collection. With the highs also come the lows as we say goodbye to Cinefex, Daft Punk, and the computer store Fry's e…
 
For Black History Month, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard spoke candidly on learning about race as a child, the importance of celebrating Black history, participating in the Portland marches, and how he plans to discuss race with his children as they grow up. 1:02 - Childhood lessons about race 6:15 - Why it's important to be willing to …
 
We get excited for the Perserverance rover Mars landing happening later today in this week's episode. Jeremy finally watches In and Of Itself, we get hyped for The Last of Us casting, and try to deciper the new Chevy Bolt announcements. Plus, Kishore gets a Pelaton and we wrack our brains around reverse engineering the source code to GTA III.…
 
Brooke Olzendam join Channing and Dan to discuss year two of Brooke hearts your heart, which was launched to spread awareness and to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Also, they dive into what it's like covering the team during COVID and the player's relationship with the media during the season. 1:30 Is the Blazers offense becoming t…
 
The gang gets together to recap their favorite bits from this past weekend's Superb Owl, including the new camera tech used for the broadcast and the best chicken wing recipes. Kishore shares tips for streamlining your streaming services, and Will guests this week to dive into the mind-bending implications of the latest WandaVision episode.…
 
Channing and Dan dive into how the Blazers have been able to stay .500 with 4 wins and 4 losses after CJ McCollum's injury. Also, Channing discusses his worries with having and All-Star game and his take on Courtside Karen. 1:00 Takeaways from what's going on the floor for the Blazers 4:00 Robert Covington's role for the Blazers 7:45 The up and dow…
 
Blazers Insider Dwight Jaynes joins Channing Frye and Dan Sheldon to discuss a 6 game road trip like no other during COVID restrictions and what they expect from the team. Also, Channing and Dwight dive into the Blazers defense and what the Blazer's should do on the court without CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic. 2:00 Importance of Gary Trent Jr. and A…
 
This week, we try to wrap our heads around the craziness happening with Gamestop's stock prices, and are joined by Will to review and discuss the Derek Delgaudio film In and Of Itself. Plus, a recap the latest WandaVision, brain-computer interface hype, and Kishore explains what's going on with COVID mutations. Thanks to Will for guesting this week…
 
Channing Fry and Dan Sheldon dive into the latest news for the Portland Trail Blazers and the benefits that the extended break could have for the team. Also, they look at Portland's bench, their identity and what role Carmelo Anthony has. 1:10 NBA's new way of curving COVID 3:00 Blazer's injuries and the impact on the team 6:00 Should the Blazer's …
 
We break down the confounding rumors about Apple's VR headset plans on this week's show, review the first two episodes of WandaVision, and share what we'd want out of a Willy Wonda prequel. Plus, the surprising things we learned from iFixit's AirPods Max teardown, and the return of a Moment of Science! SF Covid Vaccine notification site: https://sf…
 
Adam and Norm have an announcement to make--this will be the final episode of The Adam Savage Project. After 8 years of recording the podcast, we're refocusing our energies on other Tested projects including the bi-weekly livestreams. It's been a wonderful and amazing run--thanks so much for listening!…
 
Kings Television analyst Doug Christie joins this week's pod to discuss this week's Blazers - Kings matchups, the improvement of both teams this season and the many great basketball players from the Seattle area. Plus Channing names the best backcourt in basketball and discusses the importance the NBA places on honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day. …
 
With the first virtual CES underway, we discuss the weird and far out products and prototypes that debuted this week. From multi-rotor taxis to RGB LED face masks, CES still manages to be a showcase for novelty tech. We also talk about the surprise Lucasfilm Games announcements, Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event, and Doom 3 for VR!…
 
ESPN's Sarah Spain joins the podcast to discuss Channing's hot take on Michael Jordan, delivers her pitch as to why the NBA should consider mimicking the Premiere League, and why she loves the Blazers. Plus, Dan and Channing discuss potential line up rotations and more early season takeaways. 1:43 - Early season takeaways 6:35 - Possible starting r…
 
We welcome science book author Mary Roach back to the show to catch up and talk about how the past year has affected her research and book writing. While she's not yet able to talk about her next book, we discuss a wide range of topics including our lockdown show obsessions, book reviews, and the love a good book index.…
 
Former Portland Trail Blazer and current NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Dorell Wright joins Channing and Dan to talk about early season impressions of the Blazers and Warriors, weigh in on the Dame vs Steph debate, and preview the Blazers-Warriors matchups that will tip off 2021. 1:25 - Early impressions of the Warriors 8:47 - Early season takeaways f…
 
It's our final episode of the year! Adam, Joey, and Norm recap and review the last two episodes of The Mandalorian's second season in spoiler-filled detail. We share our favorite moments and surprises that caught us off guard, and how we thought the writers and directors handled fan-favorite characters. What are your hopes for this show and the sla…
 
It's our final episode of the year! We zoom up one last time to send off 2020 with an episode dedicated to discussing the second season finale of The Mandalorian, the future of Star Wars on television, and a spoiler-filled breakdown of Christopher Nolan's Tenet. Thanks for joining us for an uncertain and unconventional year, and stay safe during th…
 
Taylor Rooks of Turner Sports joins the podcast to discuss tipping off in a pandemic, her Blazers fandom, and why Damian Lillard is one of the best leaders on the court in the NBA. Plus, Dan and Channing share their preseason takeaways and how the Trail Blazers should use Enes Kanter and Carmelo Anthony. 1:06 - Channing & Dan's preseason takeaways …
 
We're joined by one of our favorite people in the world this week--maker and YouTuber Laura Kampf! We catch up with Laura about her recent projects, moving workshops, hardware organization, and what it's like to work in shop on the countryside. Plus, the things that inspire her builds and and build aesthetic, and what making during the lockdown thi…
 
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