Tag: Improbable Insights

Podcast: The Things that Shaped Us

I’ve often been asked how I became me. That is, how did I get into tech, how did I happen to write about it, and what were the nerd influences in my life. This happened particularly often when I wrote regularly about tech for mainstream magazines and web sites, but I still get asked this …

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The Everyday Carry Podcast

This week’s podcast sees the whole crew revisiting the idea of everyday carry. Eric and David split between “daily” carry — normal workdays, and travel. I work at home, so everyday carry means something a bit different to me, but I also discuss travel carry, as well as what I carry during my almost-daily cycling …

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A Cornucopia of Tech Bits

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Welcome to this week’s podcast. Eric and I discuss a variety of tech subjects this week, ranging from Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, Nvidia’s insane new graphics card, and what’s Intel trying to do in automotive processing. We also talk about the Garmin VivoActive HR smartwatch in tools, replacing fluorescent lighting, and try to answer the …

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Personal Sports Technology, Today and Tomorrow

Just a quick post to get the podcast up this week, as I’m slammed with work. Eric and I discuss, debate, and argue the merits of various tech tools for tracking fitness. What we both agree on: future fitness tools need better context, and better support for exercise¬†psychology, not just raw fitness data. On the …

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Augmented Reality: Where the Money Is

Pokemon Go is the canary in the coal mine. VR may be cool, and may be more immersive, but even primitive augmented reality apps will generate vast sources of revenue. Some might argue that Pokemon Go isn’t “true” augmented reality, but that’s picking its.¬† So is Pokemon Go a one-off, or a harbinger of things …

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Which Graphics Card Should You Buy?

Which graphics card should you buy? We have hard data on the GTX 1080, GTX 1070, and Radeon RX480, the GPU roadmap for the rest of the year, including the soon-to-ship GTX 1060. So Eric and I take a stab at making some hard recommendations for your gaming (and other) graphics needs. Tools I bought …

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More Science in Tech Please

Eric Klein and I have a spirited discussion about how tech reporting and VCs fail to do proper due diligence when it comes to basic science as it pertains to technology topics. We bring up Theranos, crowdfunded artificial gills, UBeam, and other products and companies which fail at basic science. As a VC, Eric agrees, …

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Keyboards, Mice, and More

This week’s podcast focuses on keyboards, mice, and other input devices. David’s been descending into the depths of keyboard tech, learning all about mechanical keys, the history of keyboards, and more. The parameters of keyboard choices have vastly expanded in the past few years. I talk about my choices in keyboards and mice, and why …

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